tunturi

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sami.

Noun[edit]

tunturi

  1. A fell (mountain)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tunturi (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative tunturi tunturit
genitive tunturin tunturien
tuntureiden
tuntureitten
partitive tunturia tuntureita
tuntureja
illative tunturiin tuntureihin
singular plural
nominative tunturi tunturit
accusative nom.? tunturi tunturit
gen. tunturin
genitive tunturin tunturien
tuntureiden
tuntureitten
partitive tunturia tuntureita
tuntureja
inessive tunturissa tuntureissa
elative tunturista tuntureista
illative tunturiin tuntureihin
adessive tunturilla tuntureilla
ablative tunturilta tuntureilta
allative tunturille tuntureille
essive tunturina tuntureina
translative tunturiksi tuntureiksi
instructive tunturein
abessive tunturitta tuntureitta
comitative tuntureineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word tunturi is used of mountains belonging to the Scandinavian Mountain Ridge, which forms the "backbone" of the Scandinavian peninsula, and of rounded bare hills/mountains of northern Finland and Kola peninsula, and sometimes of similar mountains of Iceland. Other mountains of the world are generally called vuori.
  • The Finns like to translate tunturi into English as "fell" (instead of mountain) probably because the tunturi's resemble the fells of England, and because the word fell is of Scandinavian origin, meaning tunturi. Compare Norwegian fjell and Swedish fjäll.

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