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aristaa

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Finnish

(index ar)

Etymology

From the adjective arka + -staa.

Pronunciation

Verb

aristaa

  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 3rd-pers. sg. + partitive = to be sore.
    Jalkojani aristaa.
    My legs are sore.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be (very) careful with (sth because it's sore), handle (very) carefully (sth because it's sore).
    Hän aristi olkapäätään vielä kolme viikkoa pyöräonnettomuuden jälkeen.
    S/he was very careful with his/her shoulder as late as three weeks after the bike accident.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be shy/timid/bashful with (usually as a lasting feature of personality).

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Usage notes

  • (to be shy/timid/bashful) Aristaa and its frequentative derivative aristella are very close in meaning and they can quite freely be used as synonyms, although aristaa tends to refer to the lasting feature of timidity and aristella tends to refer to a single moment where someone is shy.

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Verb

aristaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of aristaa.

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