From Proto-Finnic *-bat, the plural of *-pa (present active participle suffix). -t, noun plural ending, is also used as the third-person plural ending in some dialects, hinting that this is originally an extension, likely to distinguish from the second-person singular.
- (personal) Forms the third-person plural of verbs.
- Suffixed to the same stem that the first person singular has both in the present and the past tense, and in all moods.
- Colloquially, the third-person singular is often used instead of the plural.
- -t (dialectal; only in imperfective and conditional)