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-kko

See also: KKO

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Estonian -k(u).

SuffixEdit

-kko (front vowel harmony variant -kkö)

  1. Forms collective nouns.
    aallokko (swell), from aalto (wave)
    kehikko (framework), from kehä (frame)
    kolmikko (threesome), from kolme (three)
    nurmikko (lawn), from nurmi (grass)
    valjakko (team), from valjaat (harness)
  2. Forms nouns denoting essential characteristics of a location.
    rannikko (coast), from ranta (shore)
    hietikko (sands), from hieta (sand)
  3. Forms names for various beings.
    poliitikko (politician), from politiikka (politics)
    fyysikko (physicist), from fysiikka (physics)
    lumikko (least weasel), from lumi (snow)
    venakko (Russian female), from Venäjä (Russia)
  4. Forms descriptive nouns.
    haulikko (shotgun), from hauli (shot)
  5. Forms nouns from verbs denoting activities or tools for an activity.
    rynnäkkö (attack), from rynnätä (to attack)
    ylläkkö (raid), from yllättää (to surprise)
    valikko (menu (computing)), from valita (to choose)

Usage notesEdit

In its collective senses, added to the plural stem of the base noun.

DeclensionEdit

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