See also: mertâ

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *merta, borrowed from Proto-Germanic [Term?], whence Swedish mjärde (pot, trap) and Westrobothnian meel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmertɑ/, [ˈme̞rt̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ertɑ
  • Syllabification: mer‧ta

NounEdit

merta

  1. pot (a trap for fishing crabs)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of merta (Kotus type 9/kala, rt-rr gradation)
nominative merta merrat
genitive merran mertojen
partitive mertaa mertoja
illative mertaan mertoihin
singular plural
nominative merta merrat
accusative nom. merta merrat
gen. merran
genitive merran mertojen
mertainrare
partitive mertaa mertoja
inessive merrassa merroissa
elative merrasta merroista
illative mertaan mertoihin
adessive merralla merroilla
ablative merralta merroilta
allative merralle merroille
essive mertana mertoina
translative merraksi merroiksi
instructive merroin
abessive merratta merroitta
comitative mertoineen
Possessive forms of merta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person mertani mertamme
2nd person mertasi mertanne
3rd person mertansa

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

merta

  1. Partitive singular form of meri.

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is irregular. A regular form would have a front vowel (*mertä) according to vowel harmony.