See also: väillä

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adessive of the root vai- / vaja- related to vajaa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑi̯lːɑ/, [ˈʋɑi̯lːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑilːɑ
  • Syllabification: vail‧la

PrepositionEdit

vailla (+ partitive)

  1. (often in negative contexts) without
    vailla suojaa = without protection, defenselessly, unprotected

PostpositionEdit

vailla (+ partitive)

  1. (often in negative contexts) without (and in need/search of)
    suojaa vailla = in need of protection, looking for shelter
    Mitä sinä olet vailla?
    What do you want?

Usage notesEdit

  • As seen above, this adposition can be used both as a preposition (before the main word) and as a postposition (after the main word), although with a slight change of meaning.

SynonymsEdit

  • (without) ilman, -tta/-ttä (the abessive case suffix, gives the same meaning, "without")

Related termsEdit

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