sisu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Finnish sisu, documented in English since at least 1940.

Noun[edit]

sisu ‎(uncountable)

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  1. strength of will; determination; perseverance; regarded as an integral part of Finnish culture

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The same root as sisä- ‎(inner).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: si‧su
  • IPA(key): [ˈsisu]

Noun[edit]

sisu

  1. Determination regardless of cost, persistence, strength, obstinacy, perseverance, willpower.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sisu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative sisu sisut
genitive sisun sisujen
partitive sisua sisuja
illative sisuun sisuihin
singular plural
nominative sisu sisut
accusative nom.? sisu sisut
gen. sisun
genitive sisun sisujen
partitive sisua sisuja
inessive sisussa sisuissa
elative sisusta sisuista
illative sisuun sisuihin
adessive sisulla sisuilla
ablative sisulta sisuilta
allative sisulle sisuille
essive sisuna sisuina
translative sisuksi sisuiksi
instructive sisuin
abessive sisutta sisuitta
comitative sisuineen

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