See also: vasta

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *vasta, from Proto-Finno-Permic *wasta (a place opposite or across). Related to Estonian vast, Ingrian vassa, Karelian vasta, Livonian vastõ, Livvi vastah, Veps vast, Võro vasta, Votic vassa, Northern Sami vuostá (towards, against), Erzya васта (vasta, spouse), вастомс (vastoms, to meet), Moksha васта (vasta, spot, place) and probably Eastern Mari ваштареш (vaštareš, against).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑstɑ-/, [ˈʋɑs̠t̪ɑ-]

PrefixEdit

vasta-

  1. counter-, anti- (expressing opposition or contrast)
  2. new-, freshly, just, recently (expressing that something took place recently)
  3. return (expressing reciprocity)

InflectionEdit

Like many other Finnish prefixes, vasta- has inflected forms to a limited extent that are used as adverbs.

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

expressing contrast

expressing recentness

expressing reciprocity

AnagramsEdit