syöpä

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Finnish[edit]

(index sy)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsyø̞pæ]
  • Hyphenation: syö‧pä

Etymology 1[edit]

  • An archaic active present participle form of the verb syödä (*syö- + -pä), meaning "one who eats", so called because the disease was once believed to be caused by a worm that eats the body from inside; thus the archaic terms ruumiinmato (lit. "worm of the body") and koi (moth). See also the usage notes for -pä.

Noun[edit]

syöpä

  1. (pathology) cancer
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Etymology 2[edit]

From syödä (to eat)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (3rd person singular indicative present) IPA(key): [ˈsyø̞pæ]
  • (2nd person singular imperative present) IPA(key): [ˈsyø̞pːæ]
  • Hyphenation: syö‧pä

Verb[edit]

syöpä

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of syödä + the suffix -pä.
    Syöpä hän kiltisti puuronsa!
    How kindly he eats his porridge!
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of syödä + the suffix -pä.
    Syöpä kiltisti puurosi!
    Would you be so kind to eat your porridge!