syli

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

syli ‎(plural sylis)

  1. The monetary unit of Guinea between 1971 and 1985, subdivided into 100 cauris.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsyli/
  • Hyphenation: sy‧li

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *süli, from Proto-Uralic *sile or *süli. Cognate with Estonian süli, Hungarian öl.

Noun[edit]

syli

  1. (archaic) a measure of distance between two outstretched arms, similar to one fathom
  2. Any space between the arms in which something is held. Often a mis-translation for the English word lap (the space between the knees and upper-body of a seated person)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of syli (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative syli sylit
genitive sylin sylien
partitive syliä sylejä
illative syliin syleihin
singular plural
nominative syli sylit
accusative nom.? syli sylit
gen. sylin
genitive sylin sylien
partitive syliä sylejä
inessive sylissä syleissä
elative sylistä syleistä
illative syliin syleihin
adessive sylillä syleillä
ablative syliltä syleiltä
allative sylilleˣ syleilleˣ
essive sylinä syleinä
translative syliksi syleiksi
instructive sylein
abessive sylittä syleittä
comitative syleineen
Derived terms[edit]
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Calque from Swedish famn ‎(lap, measure of length).

Noun[edit]

syli

  1. A traditional measure of length equal to three cubits.
  2. (nautical) fathom
Usage notes[edit]

Traditionally the Finnish cubit (kyynärä) corresponded to Swedish aln (59.4 cm), thus making the length of syli 178.2 cm (= 70.16 inches). Under the Russian rule (1809–1917) the definition of kyynärä was modified to correspond with Russian аршин (71.12 cm), thus lengthening syli to 213.36 cm (= 84 inches). In nautical terminology, syli corresponds to English fathom (72 inches = 182.88 cm).

Declension[edit]

Although derived from the noun meaning the body part, this word is inflected differently (singular genitive sylen for the length measure, and sylin for the body part).

Inflection of syli (Kotus type 24/uni, no gradation)
nominative syli sylet
genitive sylen sylien
sylten
partitive syltä syliä
illative syleen syliin
singular plural
nominative syli sylet
accusative nom.? syli sylet
gen. sylen
genitive sylen sylien
sylten
partitive syltä syliä
inessive sylessä sylissä
elative sylestä sylistä
illative syleen syliin
adessive sylellä sylillä
ablative syleltä syliltä
allative sylelleˣ sylilleˣ
essive sylenä sylinä
translative syleksi syliksi
instructive sylin
abessive sylettä sylittä
comitative sylineen
Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]