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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of poron (reindeer's) +‎ kusema (peed by); the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpo̞ro̞nˌkuse̞mɑ]
  • Hyphenation: po‧ron‧ku‧se‧ma
  • Rhymes: -usemɑ

NounEdit

poronkusema

  1. an informal traditional measure of distance, not well defined but perhaps 7.5 kilometers at the most
    • 1998 May 4, Jaakko Tahkolahti, “Poronkusemalle saadaan tieteellisen tarkka mitta”, in Helsingin Sanomat[1], retrieved 18 December 2018:
      (title)
      Poronkusema to get a scientifically accurate measurement
    • 2009 January 19, Mauri Nieminen, “Paljonko on poronkusema?”, in Tiede[2], retrieved 18 December 2018:
      Poronkusemaksi määritellään matka, jonka poro kykenee kulkemaan virtsaamatta.
      A poronkusema is defined as the distance that a reindeer can go without having to urinate.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of poronkusema (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative poronkusema poronkusemat
genitive poronkuseman poronkusemien
partitive poronkusemaa poronkusemia
illative poronkusemaan poronkusemiin
singular plural
nominative poronkusema poronkusemat
accusative nom. poronkusema poronkusemat
gen. poronkuseman
genitive poronkuseman poronkusemien
poronkusemainrare
partitive poronkusemaa poronkusemia
inessive poronkusemassa poronkusemissa
elative poronkusemasta poronkusemista
illative poronkusemaan poronkusemiin
adessive poronkusemalla poronkusemilla
ablative poronkusemalta poronkusemilta
allative poronkusemalle poronkusemille
essive poronkusemana poronkusemina
translative poronkusemaksi poronkusemiksi
instructive poronkusemin
abessive poronkusematta poronkusemitta
comitative poronkusemineen