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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *öö, from Proto-Uralic *üje. Cognates include Karelian , Ludian üö, Estonian öö, Ingrian öö, Livonian īe, Northern Sami idja, Inari Sami ijjâ, Udmurt уй (uj), Komi-Permyak ой (oj), Komi-Zyrian вой (voj), Southern Mansi йӣ (), Hungarian éj.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈyø/, [ˈyø̞]
  • Rhymes: -yø
  • Syllabification:

Noun[edit]

period of day
Previous: ilta
Next: aamu
period of day
Previous: iltayö
Next: aamuyö

  1. night
    Yöllä on pimeää.It is dark at night.
    Antonym: päivä
  2. (modifier) night, nocturnal
Declension[edit]
Inflection of (Kotus type 19/suo, no gradation)
nominative yöt
genitive yön öiden
öitten
partitive yötä öitä
illative yöhön öihin
singular plural
nominative yöt
accusative nom. yöt
gen. yön
genitive yön öiden
öitten
partitive yötä öitä
inessive yössä öissä
elative yöstä öistä
illative yöhön öihin
adessive yöllä öillä
ablative yöltä öiltä
allative yölle öille
essive yönä öinä
translative yöksi öiksi
instructive öin
abessive yöttä öittä
comitative öineen
Possessive forms of (type suo)
possessor singular plural
1st person yöni yömme
2nd person yösi yönne
3rd person yönsä

Usage notes[edit]

The concepts ilta (evening) and (night) are defined slightly differently in Finnish and English. is generally regarded as the period of day normally devoted for sleeping, i.e. roughly the time between 10/11 p.m. and 6/7 a.m. The time between 5/6 p.m. and 10/11 p.m. is referred to as ilta (evening), but in English it is often called "night" as e.g. in "I have a meeting tonight". The term tiistaiyö (literally, Tuesday night) would actually refer to the hours from approximately 23:00 Monday to 06:00 Tuesday, which in standard English would be referred to as Monday night (even though Tuesday technically begins during this period). [1]

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Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *öö, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *üje.

Noun[edit]

  1. night

Livvi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *öö, from Proto-Uralic *üje. Cognates include Estonian öö and Hungarian éj.

Noun[edit]

(genitive yön, partitive yödy)

  1. night

Declension[edit]