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PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: lau‧ma
  • Rhymes: -ɑumɑ
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑu̯mɑ/, [ˈlɑu̯mɑ]

NounEdit

lauma

  1. herd (large group of land animals)
    1. band (group of coyotes, etc.)
    2. colony (group of ants)
    3. flock (group sheep, etc.)
    4. mob (group of kangaroos)
    5. pack (group of dogs, etc.)
    6. pride (group of lions)
    7. bed (group of snakes)
  2. crowd, mob, flock (large uncontrolled group of people)
  3. pod (group of seals or hippopotami)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lauma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative lauma laumat
genitive lauman laumojen
partitive laumaa laumoja
illative laumaan laumoihin
singular plural
nominative lauma laumat
accusative nom. lauma laumat
gen. lauman
genitive lauman laumojen
laumainrare
partitive laumaa laumoja
inessive laumassa laumoissa
elative laumasta laumoista
illative laumaan laumoihin
adessive laumalla laumoilla
ablative laumalta laumoilta
allative laumalle laumoille
essive laumana laumoina
translative laumaksi laumoiksi
instructive laumoin
abessive laumatta laumoitta
comitative laumoineen

Usage notesEdit

This word is used of groups of most land animals. Exceptions include herded reindeer (tokka), domesticated lamb and goat (katras). Group of flying or water animals is usually called parvi (3D-form). Seals are a bordercase. Usually a group of seals is lauma (2D-form) but when in water, especially a small group of seals may be called parvi.

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lauma (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative laumaði, supine laumað)

  1. (transitive) to sneak, slip

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NounEdit

lauma f (genitive singular laumu, no plural)

  1. a card game in which players simultaneously pass a card to the next person, trying to collect a matching set