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antaa

FinnishEdit

(index an)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *antadak, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *ïmta-, cognate with eg. Estonian and, Northern Sami vuovdit (to sell), Komi-Zyrian уд (ud) and Hungarian ad.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

antaa

  1. (transitive) To give; to allow; to present, donate; to issue.
    Annoin Liisalle kukat.
    I gave Liisa flowers.
  2. (transitive + genitive + infinitive) To let, allow, permit.
    Anna hänen mennä.
    Let him go.
  3. (transitive) To distribute, hand/pass out.
  4. (transitive) To grant, confer.
  5. (colloquial) To consent to have sex (with = allative).

Usage notesEdit

  • (to consent to have sex): This usage means very often that the person consenting to have sex is the submissive party, not necessarily enjoying the activity that much.

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