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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

-ma +‎ -us

SuffixEdit

-mus (front vowel harmony variant -mys)

  1. forms nouns from verbs
    tutkia (to study, explore, investigate) > tutkimus (research, investigation)
    luottaa (to trust) > luottamus (trust)

Derived termsEdit



Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

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SuffixEdit

-mus (with odd-syllable stems -eamọs)

  1. Forms the superlative of adjectives.

Usage notesEdit

This suffix triggers the weak grade on a preceding stressed syllable.

InflectionEdit

Even a-stem, ss-s gradation
Attributive -mus
Nominative -mus
Genitive -musa
Attributive -mus
Singular Plural
Nominative -mus -musat
Accusative -musa -musaid
Genitive -musa -musaid
Illative -mussii -musaide
Locative -musas -musain
Comitative -musain -musaiguin
Essive -mussan

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