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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish planka, from Middle Low German.

NounEdit

lankku

  1. a plank (long, broad and thick piece of sawn timber)

Usage notesEdit

  • There's no one exact definition, but generally sawn timber must be at least 38 mm (1,5") thick and 75 mm (3") wide to be called lankku. If the cross-section is close to square, heavy timber will be called parru. A heavy plank may also be called palkki.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lankku (Kotus type 1/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative lankku lankut
genitive lankun lankkujen
partitive lankkua lankkuja
illative lankkuun lankkuihin
singular plural
nominative lankku lankut
accusative nom. lankku lankut
gen. lankun
genitive lankun lankkujen
partitive lankkua lankkuja
inessive lankussa lankuissa
elative lankusta lankuista
illative lankkuun lankkuihin
adessive lankulla lankuilla
ablative lankulta lankuilta
allative lankulle lankuille
essive lankkuna lankkuina
translative lankuksi lankuiksi
instructive lankuin
abessive lankutta lankuitta
comitative lankkuineen

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish etymological dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN