talviuni

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

talvi +‎ uni

Noun[edit]

talviuni

  1. winter sleep, hibernation, denning (winter rest of animals like bears)
    nukkua talviunta: to hibernate

Declension[edit]

Inflection of talviuni (Kotus type 24/uni, no gradation)
nominative talviuni talviunet
genitive talviunen talviunien
talviunten
partitive talviunta talviunia
illative talviuneen talviuniin
singular plural
nominative talviuni talviunet
accusative nom.? talviuni talviunet
gen. talviunen
genitive talviunen talviunien
talviunten
partitive talviunta talviunia
inessive talviunessa talviunissa
elative talviunesta talviunista
illative talviuneen talviuniin
adessive talviunella talviunilla
ablative talviunelta talviunilta
allative talviunelleˣ talviunilleˣ
essive talviunena talviunina
translative talviuneksi talviuniksi
instructive talviunin
abessive talviunetta talviunitta
comitative talviunineen

Usage notes[edit]

Talviuni and talvihorros are treated as synonyms by many speakers. In more specific usage talvihorros refers to a deep slumber in which the body temperature of the hibernating animal drops close to 0°C (e.g. with hedgehogs and bats) in order to minimize the consumption of energy. In the case of talviuni the temperature falls less, e.g. with the brown bear to 33°C from the normal 37°C.

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