tutkain

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Uralic *tuδ'ka ‎(tip, top).[1]

Noun[edit]

tutkain

  1. (archaic) A goad (long, pointed stick used to prod animals).
    On turha potkia tutkainta vastaan.
    A proverb meaning: "It's futile to resist the inevitable."
  2. (archaic) A sharp point of a tool or weapon; also a sharp mountaintop.
  3. (military) A mine probe (long thin stick used to locate mines).
  4. A part of a printing press that locates a sheet correctly for two-sided printing.
  5. An end of a warp yarn that is cut off when the weaving is finished.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tutkain (Kotus type 33/kytkin, no gradation)
nominative tutkain tutkaimet
genitive tutkaimen tutkaimien
tutkainten
partitive tutkainta tutkaimia
illative tutkaimeen tutkaimiin
singular plural
nominative tutkain tutkaimet
accusative nom. tutkain tutkaimet
gen. tutkaimen
genitive tutkaimen tutkaimien
tutkainten
partitive tutkainta tutkaimia
inessive tutkaimessa tutkaimissa
elative tutkaimesta tutkaimista
illative tutkaimeen tutkaimiin
adessive tutkaimella tutkaimilla
ablative tutkaimelta tutkaimilta
allative tutkaimelle tutkaimille
essive tutkaimena tutkaimina
translative tutkaimeksi tutkaimiksi
instructive tutkaimin
abessive tutkaimetta tutkaimitta
comitative tutkaimineen

Noun[edit]

tutkain

  1. Genitive plural form of tutka.

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin's Uralic Database, Entry #1085