sulla

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See also: Sulla and Sul·la

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from the standard form sinulla.

Pronoun[edit]

sulla

  1. (colloquial) Adessive form of .

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sull (mixture) and -a (turns nouns into verbs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sulla (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative sullaði, supine sullat)

  1. to splash around, to splash about
    Ég vil sulla í pollinum!
    I wanna go splashing about in the puddle!
    Þetta er mynd af Önnu að sulla.
    This is a picture of Anna splashing.
  2. to spill
    Ég sullaði mjólkinni.
    I spilled the milk.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The verb sulla and sulla saman (to mix together) denote a hint of apathy, carelessness or casualness of the doer's actions.
  • This verb may be found childish.
  • In the sense of "spilling" the preposition á (on) may be added to give information as to where one spilled something:
    Ég sullaði mjólk á gólfið.
    I spilled milk on the floor.

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Italian[edit]

Contraction[edit]

sulla

  1. contraction of su la; on the

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈsulla/

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *sulë.

Noun[edit]

sulla

  1. approximation, resemblance (of something)
  2. estimate

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, ll-l gradation
Nominative sulla
Genitive sula
Singular Plural
Nominative sulla sulat
Accusative sula sulaid
Genitive sula sulaid
Illative sullii sulaide
Locative sulas sulain
Comitative sulain sulaiguin
Essive sullan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person sullan sullame sullamet
2nd person sullat sullade sulladet
3rd person sullas sullaska sullaset

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland