See also: Kettu

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃʰɛʰtːʊ/

NounEdit

kettu

  1. accusative/dative/genitive singular of ketta

FinnishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kettu, derived from the archaic noun kesi (skin), probably because of the importance of the fox as a skin and fur animal. Cognate with Erzya кедь (kedʹ, skin).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈketːu/, [ˈke̞t̪ːu]
  • Rhymes: -etːu
  • Syllabification: ket‧tu

NounEdit

kettu

  1. red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
    Synonyms: punakettu, repo, repolainen
  2. fox (any member of the genus Vulpes)
  3. fox (cunning person)
  4. (swear word) Euphemistic form of vittu (cunt).

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kettu (Kotus type 1*C/valo, tt-t gradation)
nominative kettu ketut
genitive ketun kettujen
partitive kettua kettuja
illative kettuun kettuihin
singular plural
nominative kettu ketut
accusative nom. kettu ketut
gen. ketun
genitive ketun kettujen
partitive kettua kettuja
inessive ketussa ketuissa
elative ketusta ketuista
illative kettuun kettuihin
adessive ketulla ketuilla
ablative ketulta ketuilta
allative ketulle ketuille
essive kettuna kettuina
translative ketuksi ketuiksi
instructive ketuin
abessive ketutta ketuitta
comitative kettuineen
Possessive forms of kettu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kettuni kettumme
2nd person kettusi kettunne
3rd person kettunsa

Derived termsEdit

CompoundsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • fennekki (fennec, Vulpes zerda)
  • korsakki (corsac fox, steppe fox, Vulpes corsac)

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