See also: Lempi

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *lempi, possibly originally meaning "heat, burning". Compare dialectal Estonian lemme (spark).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlempi/, [ˈle̞mpi]
  • Rhymes: -empi
  • Syllabification: lem‧pi

NounEdit

lempi

  1. (poetic, archaic) love.
  2. (poetic, euphemistic) love-making, sex.
  3. As a very common former part of compound signifies favorite/favourite.
    ~musiikki favo(u)rite music
    ~kirja favo(u)rite book

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lempi (Kotus type 7/ovi, mp-mm gradation)
nominative lempi lemmet
genitive lemmen lempien
partitive lempeä lempiä
illative lempeen lempiin
singular plural
nominative lempi lemmet
accusative nom. lempi lemmet
gen. lemmen
genitive lemmen lempien
partitive lempeä lempiä
inessive lemmessä lemmissä
elative lemmestä lemmistä
illative lempeen lempiin
adessive lemmellä lemmillä
ablative lemmeltä lemmiltä
allative lemmelle lemmille
essive lempenä lempinä
translative lemmeksi lemmiksi
instructive lemmin
abessive lemmettä lemmittä
comitative lempineen
Possessive forms of lempi (type ovi)
possessor singular plural
1st person lempeni lempemme
2nd person lempesi lempenne
3rd person lempensä

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

lempi

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of lempiä.

ZouEdit

NounEdit

lempi

  1. road

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