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kannattaa

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Finnish

(index ka)

Etymology

  • A factitive verb, derived from the verb kantaa — most of the meanings below are not factitive ("to have somebody/something done (by somebody/something)"), except for the last "to have somebody/something carried".

Verb

kannattaa (stem kannat-*)

  1. (transitive) To support, bear up, hold up, prop up, carry (physically).
  2. (transitive) To support, uphold, sustain (mentally).
  3. (transitive) To support, patronise/patronize, maintain (financially).
  4. (transitive) To support, back, champion, stand up for (mentally).
  5. (transitive) (+ partitive) To second; to espouse, go along with, agree with; to adhere to.
  6. (transitive) (monopersonally; + genitive + 3rd-pers. sg. + infinitive) To be worth(while) (for somebody to do), be worth (somebody's while to do).
  7. (intransitive) To be profitable, pay off (also figuratively).
  8. (transitive) To have somebody/something carried (by somebody = allative), make somebody (= allative) carry something.

Derived terms

Verb

kannattaa

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

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