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hotkia

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Finnish

(index ho)

Etymology

Frequentative aspect of a non-existent *hotkata, from which the momentane hotkaista is also derived.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ['ho̞t̪ki.ɑˣ]
  • Rhymes: -otkia
  • Hyphenation: hot·ki·a

Verb

hotkia

  1. (transitive) To wolf down, eat quickly, gulp, gobble, hog, gorge oneself on, stuff oneself with (without regard for table manners).

Usage notes

  • Being a momentane verb, hotkaista is used when the amount of the food to be wolfed down is confined or the moment of eating is transient, whereas hotkia is used when the duration of the eating is longer, more continuous or more or less indefinite. The difference can sometimes be translated in English by using the continuous tense.

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (to wolf down, etc. — with the act being continuous) ahmia, ahnehtia

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