FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkurkːu/, [ˈkurkːu]
  • Rhymes: -urkːu
  • Syllabification: kurk‧ku

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *kurkku (compare Estonian, Livonian and Veps kurk), borrowed from Proto-Germanic *kwerkō (compare Old Norse kverk, Swedish Kvarken), and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃- (to devour).

NounEdit

kurkku

  1. (anatomy) throat (gullet)
  2. throat (front part of the neck)
  3. throat (narrow opening)
    kaasuttimen kurkkuthe throat of a carburetor
  4. beard (curved underside of an axe head next to the handle)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of kurkku (Kotus type 1/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative kurkku kurkut
genitive kurkun kurkkujen
partitive kurkkua kurkkuja
illative kurkkuun kurkkuihin
singular plural
nominative kurkku kurkut
accusative nom. kurkku kurkut
gen. kurkun
genitive kurkun kurkkujen
partitive kurkkua kurkkuja
inessive kurkussa kurkuissa
elative kurkusta kurkuista
illative kurkkuun kurkkuihin
adessive kurkulla kurkuilla
ablative kurkulta kurkuilta
allative kurkulle kurkuille
essive kurkkuna kurkkuina
translative kurkuksi kurkuiksi
instructive kurkuin
abessive kurkutta kurkuitta
comitative kurkkuineen
Possessive forms of kurkku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kurkkuni kurkkumme
2nd person kurkkusi kurkkunne
3rd person kurkkunsa
Derived termsEdit
CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Swedish gurka, German Gurke, ultimately from a Slavic language.

NounEdit

kurkku

  1. cucumber (vine and vegetable)
  2. pickle (pickled cucumber)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of kurkku (Kotus type 1/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative kurkku kurkut
genitive kurkun kurkkujen
partitive kurkkua kurkkuja
illative kurkkuun kurkkuihin
singular plural
nominative kurkku kurkut
accusative nom. kurkku kurkut
gen. kurkun
genitive kurkun kurkkujen
partitive kurkkua kurkkuja
inessive kurkussa kurkuissa
elative kurkusta kurkuista
illative kurkkuun kurkkuihin
adessive kurkulla kurkuilla
ablative kurkulta kurkuilta
allative kurkulle kurkuille
essive kurkkuna kurkkuina
translative kurkuksi kurkuiksi
instructive kurkuin
abessive kurkutta kurkuitta
comitative kurkkuineen
Possessive forms of kurkku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kurkkuni kurkkumme
2nd person kurkkusi kurkkunne
3rd person kurkkunsa
CompoundsEdit