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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally shorter form for poikitse, prolative case of the stem poikki-, from Proto-Finnic *poikki. Related to Karelian poikki, Veps poikk and Votic põittši.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: poik‧ki

AdverbEdit

poikki

  1. broken into two or more pieces:
    Onko sinulla luita poikki?
    Do you have broken bones?
  2. with a verb describing the means of breaking into two or more pieces; off:
    leikata, sahata, vääntää tai purra poikki = to cut, saw, twist or bite off
  3. (colloquial) exhausted, beat, dead tired:
    Olen aivan poikki.
    I'm dead tired.

PostpositionEdit

poikki (+ genitive)

  1. across, through
    Pallo vieri tien poikki.
    The ball rolled across the street.

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