kruununperijä

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

kruunun (of the throne) +‎ perijä (heir)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: kruu‧nun‧pe‧ri‧jä

NounEdit

kruununperijä

  1. heir apparent, heir presumptive; scion (successor to the throne)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Finnish does not have a separate terms for "heir apparent" (one who definitely inherits according to the line of succession, such as the eldest son of a monarch) and "heir presumptive" (one who - such as younger brother of the monarch - inherits, if someone with a better right is not born.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • kruununperijätär
Last modified on 27 February 2014, at 17:24