Earlier spelling was inhiminen, compare inhimillinen. Possibly ihme plus -inen.
Unknown origin, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ǵnh₁- "kin", (see laryngeal theory). Cognate to Estonian inimene and Karelian ihmini, old Finnish inehmo.
- IPA: [ˈiçmine̞n]
- Hyphenation: ih‧mi‧nen
- Rhymes: -inen
- A human being.
- A person.
- As a former part of compound (as the stem ihmis-) signifying human.
Declension of ihminen (type nainen