vainu

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: vai‧nu
  • Rhymes: -ɑinu
  • IPA(key): [ˈʋɑinu]

Noun[edit]

vainu

  1. scent (odour of a game animal as a trace sensed by a predator).
    Kun koira saa vainun, se voi seurata hirveä tuntikausia.
    When a dog gets the scent, it can chase an elk for several hours.
  2. scent, sense of smell of an animal, especially of a hunting animal
    Tällä rodulla on erinomainen vainu.
    This breed's got an excellent scent.
  3. (figuratively) hunch, scent.
  4. nose (skill in recognizing valuable information).
    Martilla on hyvä liikevainu.
    Mart has a good nose for business.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vainu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative vainu vainut
genitive vainun vainujen
partitive vainua vainuja
illative vainuun vainuihin
singular plural
nominative vainu vainut
accusative nom.? vainu vainut
gen. vainun
genitive vainun vainujen
partitive vainua vainuja
inessive vainussa vainuissa
elative vainusta vainuista
illative vainuun vainuihin
adessive vainulla vainuilla
ablative vainulta vainuilta
allative vainulle vainuille
essive vainuna vainuina
translative vainuksi vainuiksi
instructive vainuin
abessive vainutta vainuitta
comitative vainuineen

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vainu f

  1. accusative singular form of vaina
  2. instrumental singular form of vaina
  3. genitive plural form of vaina