veruke

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Finnish explorer, historian and author Carl Axel Gottlund, as veru- +‎ -ke. The origin of the root is unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋerukeˣ/, [ˈʋe̞ruke̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -eruke
  • Syllabification(key): ve‧ru‧ke

Noun[edit]

veruke

  1. pretext, pretense (false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason)
  2. excuse (explanation designed to avoid or alleviate guilt or negative judgment)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of veruke (Kotus type 48*A/hame, kk-k gradation)
nominative veruke verukkeet
genitive verukkeen verukkeiden
verukkeitten
partitive veruketta verukkeita
illative verukkeeseen verukkeisiin
verukkeihin
singular plural
nominative veruke verukkeet
accusative nom. veruke verukkeet
gen. verukkeen
genitive verukkeen verukkeiden
verukkeitten
partitive veruketta verukkeita
inessive verukkeessa verukkeissa
elative verukkeesta verukkeista
illative verukkeeseen verukkeisiin
verukkeihin
adessive verukkeella verukkeilla
ablative verukkeelta verukkeilta
allative verukkeelle verukkeille
essive verukkeena verukkeina
translative verukkeeksi verukkeiksi
instructive verukkein
abessive verukkeetta verukkeitta
comitative verukkeineen
Possessive forms of veruke (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person verukkeeni verukkeemme
2nd person verukkeesi verukkeenne
3rd person verukkeensa

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