FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of koiran (dog's) +‎ ilma (weather). One explanation is that since dogs were used to guard the house and stayed outdoors regardless of the weather, the idiom would have developed from a meaning such as "a weather that only a dog has to bear".

Similar idioms are also found in other European languages, such as German Hundewetter.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoi̯rɑnˌilmɑ/, [ˈko̞i̯rɑnˌilmɑ]
  • Hyphenation: koi‧ran‧il‧ma

NounEdit

koiranilma

  1. (idiomatic) bad weather, awful weather

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of koiranilma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative koiranilma koiranilmat
genitive koiranilman koiranilmojen
partitive koiranilmaa koiranilmoja
illative koiranilmaan koiranilmoihin
singular plural
nominative koiranilma koiranilmat
accusative nom. koiranilma koiranilmat
gen. koiranilman
genitive koiranilman koiranilmojen
koiranilmainrare
partitive koiranilmaa koiranilmoja
inessive koiranilmassa koiranilmoissa
elative koiranilmasta koiranilmoista
illative koiranilmaan koiranilmoihin
adessive koiranilmalla koiranilmoilla
ablative koiranilmalta koiranilmoilta
allative koiranilmalle koiranilmoille
essive koiranilmana koiranilmoina
translative koiranilmaksi koiranilmoiksi
instructive koiranilmoin
abessive koiranilmatta koiranilmoitta
comitative koiranilmoineen
Possessive forms of koiranilma (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person koiranilmani koiranilmamme
2nd person koiranilmasi koiranilmanne
3rd person koiranilmansa

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