leijuri

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

leijua ‎(to hover) +‎ -ri; coined for zoological use in 2008 by a committee that made a proposal for Finnish names of all mammals. The older term for these animals is suomuhäntäorava ‎(lit. scale-tailed squirrel), which still appears to be more frequently used (2012).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: lei‧ju‧ri
  • IPA(key): /ˈleiuri/

NounEdit

leijuri

  1. (zoology) anomalure, anomalurid, scaly-tailed squirrel (any member of the Anomaluridae, a family of rodents found in central Africa)
  2. (science fiction, computer games) A fictional aircraft capable of hovering.
  3. (historical) helicopter (Finnish-language term proposed by professor Aarni Penttilä, which never gained ground, but survives as curiosity)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of leijuri (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative leijuri leijurit
genitive leijurin leijurien
leijureiden
leijureitten
partitive leijuria leijureita
leijureja
illative leijuriin leijureihin
singular plural
nominative leijuri leijurit
accusative nom. leijuri leijurit
gen. leijurin
genitive leijurin leijurien
leijureiden
leijureitten
partitive leijuria leijureita
leijureja
inessive leijurissa leijureissa
elative leijurista leijureista
illative leijuriin leijureihin
adessive leijurilla leijureilla
ablative leijurilta leijureilta
allative leijurille leijureille
essive leijurina leijureina
translative leijuriksi leijureiksi
instructive leijurein
abessive leijuritta leijureitta
comitative leijureineen

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