villikissa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

villi (wild) +‎ kissa (cat)

Noun[edit]

villikissa

  1. wild cat, Felis silvestris
  2. (colloquial) feral cat (domestic cat returned to the wild)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of villikissa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative villikissa villikissat
genitive villikissan villikissojen
partitive villikissaa villikissoja
illative villikissaan villikissoihin
singular plural
nominative villikissa villikissat
accusative nom. villikissa villikissat
gen. villikissan
genitive villikissan villikissojen
villikissainrare
partitive villikissaa villikissoja
inessive villikissassa villikissoissa
elative villikissasta villikissoista
illative villikissaan villikissoihin
adessive villikissalla villikissoilla
ablative villikissalta villikissoilta
allative villikissalle villikissoille
essive villikissana villikissoina
translative villikissaksi villikissoiksi
instructive villikissoin
abessive villikissatta villikissoitta
comitative villikissoineen

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • A feral cat may also be called villiintynyt kissa in order to avoid confusion with Felis silvestris. Neither of the two is a constant member of the Finnish fauna. The feral cats usually die during their first winter of freedom.

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