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Most likely borrowed from Russian тесла (tesla), from Proto-Slavic *teslò, *tesla; alternatively or partially from Swedish täxla.[1] In either case, a liquid metathesis took place: *sl > ls.


  • IPA(key): /ˈtelso/, [ˈt̪e̞ls̠o̞]
  • Rhymes: -elso
  • Syllabification: tel‧so



  1. Synonym of talso


Inflection of telso (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative telso telsot
genitive telson telsojen
partitive telsoa telsoja
illative telsoon telsoihin
singular plural
nominative telso telsot
accusative nom. telso telsot
gen. telson
genitive telson telsojen
partitive telsoa telsoja
inessive telsossa telsoissa
elative telsosta telsoista
illative telsoon telsoihin
adessive telsolla telsoilla
ablative telsolta telsoilta
allative telsolle telsoille
essive telsona telsoina
translative telsoksi telsoiksi
instructive telsoin
abessive telsotta telsoitta
comitative telsoineen
Possessive forms of telso (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person telsoni telsomme
2nd person telsosi telsonne
3rd person telsonsa


  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN