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puhemies

FinnishEdit

(index pu)

EtymologyEdit

Compound of puhe (speech) +‎ mies (man).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpuɦeˌmːies]
  • Hyphenation: pu‧he‧mies

NounEdit

puhemies

  1. A chairman or speaker; a title used of the chair of certain bodies instead of the more common puheenjohtaja.
    • eduskunnan puhemies = the speaker of the parliament
    • puhemies Mao = chairman Mao (Zedong of the Chinese Communist party)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

This word is a generic masculine; it is also used when referring to women.