FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Illative singular of esi-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeteːn/, [ˈe̞t̪e̞ːn]
  • Rhymes: -eteːn
  • Syllabification: e‧teen

PostpositionEdit

eteen (+ genitive or possessive suffix)

  1. (of movement) in front of, to the front of
    Mene talon eteen!
    Go in front of the house!
    Katso eteesi!
    Watch where you're going!
  2. into the way of (also figuratively)
    Älä tule eteeni!
    Don't get in my way!
    Nyt tuli ongelma eteen.
    Now we face a problem.
  3. for (the good, benefit or sake of)
    Tekisitpä joskus jotain yhteiskunnan eteen!
    I wish you would do something for the society once!

InflectionEdit

Personal/possessive forms of eteen
no possessor eteen
possessor singular plural
1st person eteeni eteemme
2nd person eteesi eteenne
3rd person eteensä

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

See the inflection table above and the derived terms under esi-.

CompoundsEdit

AdverbEdit

eteen

  1. forward, forwards

AnagramsEdit