unikeko

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of uni +‎ keko.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈuniˌke̞ko̞]
  • Hyphenation: u‧ni‧ke‧ko

Noun[edit]

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unikeko

  1. A dormouse (any small rodent in the family Gliridae).
  2. An edible dormouse or fat dormouse, Glis glis.
  3. (humorous) A person who sleeps later than others; a sleepyhead
    • 1973 Kustaa Vilkuna, Vuotuinen ajantieto, Otava (1987) ISBN 951-1-01041-7, page 195:
      Verraten myöhäistä tapaa tällä paikalla lienee uskomus, että jos unikeon päivänä nukkuu pitkään aamulla, nukuttaa koko vuoden, ja ken viimeksi jää vuoteeseen, hän on talon "unikeko ja laiskin koko vuoden".
      It seems to be a fairly recent belief here that if you sleep late on the morning of the Seven Sleepers' Day, you will feel sleepy all year, and the last person to get up is the "sleepyhead and lazybones of the house" for the next year.
    • 2014, Marion Lennox (translated from English by Päivi Paju), Maggien unelma, Förlaget Harlequin AB ISBN 9789150751055:
      -Huomenta, unikeko, Blake sanoi ja hymyili, mutta hymy oli erilainen kuin aiemmin.
      "Good morning, sleepyhead," he said, and smiled, but the smile was different from any smile she'd ever seen.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of unikeko (Kotus type 1/valo, k- gradation)
nominative unikeko unikeot
genitive unikeon unikekojen
partitive unikekoa unikekoja
illative unikekoon unikekoihin
singular plural
nominative unikeko unikeot
accusative nom. unikeko unikeot
gen. unikeon
genitive unikeon unikekojen
partitive unikekoa unikekoja
inessive unikeossa unikeoissa
elative unikeosta unikeoista
illative unikekoon unikekoihin
adessive unikeolla unikeoilla
ablative unikeolta unikeoilta
allative unikeolle unikeoille
essive unikekona unikekoina
translative unikeoksi unikeoiksi
instructive unikeoin
abessive unikeotta unikeoitta
comitative unikekoineen

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