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EtymologyEdit

Apparently from dialectal Swedish mója (compare moja sig). First mentioned in a dictionary in 1786 as muuja, in its current form in 1823.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

muija

  1. (informal, possibly derogatory) young woman, chick
  2. (informal, possibly derogatory) old woman, woman
  3. (colloquial) wife, girlfriend

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of muija (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative muija muijat
genitive muijan muijien
partitive muijaa muijia
illative muijaan muijiin
singular plural
nominative muija muijat
accusative nom. muija muijat
gen. muijan
genitive muijan muijien
muijainrare
partitive muijaa muijia
inessive muijassa muijissa
elative muijasta muijista
illative muijaan muijiin
adessive muijalla muijilla
ablative muijalta muijilta
allative muijalle muijille
essive muijana muijina
translative muijaksi muijiksi
instructive muijin
abessive muijatta muijitta
comitative muijineen

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ReferencesEdit

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

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