Last modified on 15 August 2014, at 17:30

seistä

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: seis‧tä
  • IPA(key): /ˈseistæ(ʔ)/

VerbEdit

seistä (intransitive, defective)

  1. To stand.
  2. To be at a halt.
    Tehdas on seissyt kolme viikkoa.
    The factory has been at a halt for three weeks.
  3. (colloquial) adessive + 3rd-pers. singular = to have an erection.
    Hänellä ei seissyt.
    He didn't have an erection.
ConjugationEdit
  • (Defective conjugation:) The verb has its own forms only in passive (the impersonal forms), in imperative mood, in potential mood, in the passive present participle and in the past participles active and passive. Otherwise its forms have been replaced with those of seisoa. Some time ago it has probably been conjugated in the same way as juosta, syöstä and piestä (1st-pers. singular ind. present seiksen instead of seison, 1st-pers. singular ind. past seiksin instead of seisoin, etc.) or as haista and pestä (1st-pers. singular ind. present seisen instead of seison, 1st-pers. singular ind. past seisin instead of seisoin, etc.), inferring from the infinitive ending -stä and the potential marker -sse- with the mood marker -ne- blended into -se.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • interjections: seis

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

seistä

  1. Elative singular form of sei.
  2. Elative plural form of sei.

AnagramsEdit