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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A story has it that in the 19th century the city of Oulu in northern Finland prospered as exporter of tar produced in its hinterland. The local traders sailed as far as to France in search of the best possible net price. As the sailors wanted to buy sweets as gifts to their folks at home, they pointed at the different sorts they wanted, at which the retailers promptly asked combien? ‎(how much?). The sailors believed the word to mean "sweets" and adapted it to Finnish pronunciation.

NounEdit

kompiainen

  1. (dialectal, Oulu region) candy

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kompiainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative kompiainen kompiaiset
genitive kompiaisen kompiaisten
kompiaisien
partitive kompiaista kompiaisia
illative kompiaiseen kompiaisiin
singular plural
nominative kompiainen kompiaiset
accusative nom. kompiainen kompiaiset
gen. kompiaisen
genitive kompiaisen kompiaisten
kompiaisien
partitive kompiaista kompiaisia
inessive kompiaisessa kompiaisissa
elative kompiaisesta kompiaisista
illative kompiaiseen kompiaisiin
adessive kompiaisella kompiaisilla
ablative kompiaiselta kompiaisilta
allative kompiaiselle kompiaisille
essive kompiaisena kompiaisina
translative kompiaiseksi kompiaisiksi
instructive kompiaisin
abessive kompiaisetta kompiaisitta
comitative kompiaisineen
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