tappura

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Finnish[edit]

(index ta)

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from dialectal use of tappaa to signify threshing of cotton or hemp.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑpːurɑ/, [ˈt̪ɑpːurɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑpːurɑ
  • Syllabification: tap‧pu‧ra

Noun[edit]

tappura

  1. rough, low-quality fibres of hemp or cotton – waste fibres
    Tukkasi on takussa kuin tappuraa.
    Your hair is tangled like waste fibres.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nowadays mostly used in the phrase "tulta ja tappuraa" (fire and tappura), which signifies something explosive; or figuratively something passionate, emotional or powerful. This expression probably originates from the easy flammability of the tangled, short waste fibres.
  • Also used in the translation of the Bible in the term orjantappurakruunu (crown of thorns) and for any of the several thorny shrubs (orjantappura).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tappura (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative tappura tappurat
genitive tappuran tappuroiden
tappuroitten
partitive tappuraa tappuroita
illative tappuraan tappuroihin
singular plural
nominative tappura tappurat
accusative nom. tappura tappurat
gen. tappuran
genitive tappuran tappuroiden
tappuroitten
tappurainrare
partitive tappuraa tappuroita
inessive tappurassa tappuroissa
elative tappurasta tappuroista
illative tappuraan tappuroihin
adessive tappuralla tappuroilla
ablative tappuralta tappuroilta
allative tappuralle tappuroille
essive tappurana tappuroina
translative tappuraksi tappuroiksi
instructive tappuroin
abessive tappuratta tappuroitta
comitative tappuroineen
Possessive forms of tappura (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person tappurani tappuramme
2nd person tappurasi tappuranne
3rd person tappuransa

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