Visit the forum if you have a language query!

murtunut

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
Anne Of Green Gables
Jump to: navigation, search

Finnish

Etymology

From the intransitive verb murtua (to break, to get broken)

Adjective

murtunut

  1. broken (bent to the point of coming apart)
  2. broken (defeated and dispirited)

Usage notes

The words murtunut and murrettu are both translated as "broken" into English. The difference in Finnish is that with the term murtunut the emphasis is in the result, whereas with murrettu the emphasis is in the action that leads to breaking. It indicates that the breaking was intentional and not e.g. a result of the forces of nature.

Related terms

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE