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Finnish

(index an)

Etymology

  • From the same Finno-Ugric root *amta as Estonian and and Hungarian ad.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: an·taa
  • Rhymes: kantaa
  • IPA: /ˈɑntɑː(ʔ)/

Verb

antaa

  1. (transitive) To give; to allow; to present, donate; to issue.
    Annan sinulle tämän.
    I give you this.
  2. (transitive Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To let, allow, permit.
    Anna hänen mennä.
    Let him go.
  3. (transitive) To distribute, hand/pass out.
  4. (transitive) To grant, confer.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To consent to have sex (with = allative).

Usage notes

  • (to consent to have sex) This usage means very often that the person consenting to have sex is the submissive party, not necessarily enjoying the activity that much.

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Verb

antaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of antaa.
    Hän antaa minulle omenan.
    S/he gives me an apple.

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