tikku

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish sticka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: tik‧ku
  • IPA(key): /ˈtikːu/

Noun[edit]

tikku

  1. splinter
  2. sliver
  3. chip (of wood)
  4. stick

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tikku (Kotus type 1/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative tikku tikut
genitive tikun tikkujen
partitive tikkua tikkuja
illative tikkuun tikkuihin
singular plural
nominative tikku tikut
accusative nom. tikku tikut
gen. tikun
genitive tikun tikkujen
partitive tikkua tikkuja
inessive tikussa tikuissa
elative tikusta tikuista
illative tikkuun tikkuihin
adessive tikulla tikuilla
ablative tikulta tikuilta
allative tikulle tikuille
essive tikkuna tikkuina
translative tikuksi tikuiksi
instructive tikuin
abessive tikutta tikuitta
comitative tikkuineen

Usage notes[edit]

Translation "stick" is often a false friend, especially in case of small, thin pieces of wood, which are generally called tikku in Finnish. In comparison with tikku, a stick is usually a relatively large piece of wood.

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