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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *neiti, from Proto-Uralic *nejde (girl, daughter). Cognates with Estonian neid (miss, girl), Inari Sami nieidâ (girl), and Forest Enets [Term?] (nere-kétschu, lass, female child). Compare Proto-Uralic *näxi (woman, female) or *naje (woman). In this etymology, the lexeme neiti would have the same Proto-Uralic stem as nainen and naida.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnei̯ti/, [ˈne̞i̯t̪i]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eiti
  • Hyphenation: nei‧ti

NounEdit

neiti

  1. miss (unmarried woman, girl; title of respect for a young woman)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of neiti (Kotus type 5/risti, t-d gradation)
nominative neiti neidit
genitive neidin neitien
partitive neitiä neitejä
illative neitiin neiteihin
singular plural
nominative neiti neidit
accusative nom. neiti neidit
gen. neidin
genitive neidin neitien
partitive neitiä neitejä
inessive neidissä neideissä
elative neidistä neideistä
illative neitiin neiteihin
adessive neidillä neideillä
ablative neidiltä neideiltä
allative neidille neideille
essive neitinä neiteinä
translative neidiksi neideiksi
instructive neidein
abessive neidittä neideittä
comitative neiteineen

Archaic declension:

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Further readingEdit

Uralic etymology, Sergei Starostin

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IngrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *neiti, from Proto-Uralic *nejde (girl, daughter).

NounEdit

neiti

  1. little girl