FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *itku. Equivalent to itkeä +‎ -u.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈitku/, [ˈit̪ku]
  • Rhymes: -itku
  • Syllabification: it‧ku

NounEdit

itku

  1. cry, crying (shedding of tears)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of itku (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative itku itkut
genitive itkun itkujen
partitive itkua itkuja
illative itkuun itkuihin
singular plural
nominative itku itkut
accusative nom. itku itkut
gen. itkun
genitive itkun itkujen
partitive itkua itkuja
inessive itkussa itkuissa
elative itkusta itkuista
illative itkuun itkuihin
adessive itkulla itkuilla
ablative itkulta itkuilta
allative itkulle itkuille
essive itkuna itkuina
translative itkuksi itkuiksi
instructive itkuin
abessive itkutta itkuitta
comitative itkuineen
Possessive forms of itku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person itkuni itkumme
2nd person itkusi itkunne
3rd person itkunsa

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Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈitːkuː/

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

itku

  1. shade, place without sun

InflectionEdit

Even u-stem, tk-tkk gradation
Nominative itku
Genitive itkku
itkkọ
Singular Plural
Nominative itku itkkut
Accusative itkku itkkūid
Genitive itkku
itkkọ
itkkūid
Illative itkui itkkūide
Locative itkkus itkkūin
Comitative itkkūin itkkūiguin
Essive itkun
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person itkon itkome itkomet
2nd person itkot itkode itkodet
3rd person itkus itkuska itkuset

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland