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Finnish

(index al)

Etymology

From the Proto-Uralic *ala, a cognate of Estonian all and Hungarian alatt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈɑlɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑ
  • Hyphenation: a‧la‧-

Prefix

ala- (comparative alempi, superlative alin)

  1. under-, sub-, lower, nether; inferior.

Usage notes

  • Ala- is used as a nominal prefix, whereas ali- is used as a verbal prefix:

Inflection

The cases of ala- serve in Finnish only as adverbs.

Antonyms

  • (under-, sub-, lower, nether; inferior) ylä-

Derived terms

Related terms

  • See the inflection table.
  • ali-
  • ala

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