The Alternative Finnish Dictionary: akka

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Entry definition

akka {{Finnish index}} etymology Unclear. Cognate to Karelian, Votic and Ingrian akka, and Veps akk. The Samic word represented by Northern Sami áhkku is possibly an old loan from Finnish, explaining the irregular correspondence of -a- to -á-. pronunciation
  • [ˈɑkːɑ]
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noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. hag, crone (old woman)
  2. (derogatory) woman; wife; hag, witch
  3. (informal, chess, card games) queen, bitch
    • hertta-akka = queen of hearts
Synonyms: (old woman) eukko, (woman) nainen, ämmä, muija, (wife) vaimo, eukko, muija, rouva, (queen) kuningatar, rouva
compounds: {{der-top}}
  • akkainlehti
  • akkavalta
  • akankaali
  • akansieni
  • akanvirta
  • hertta-akka
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  • juoruakka
  • noita-akka
  • pata-akka
  • ristiakka
  • ruutuakka
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