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paeta

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Finnish

(index pa)

Etymology

From the earlier *paketa.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pa‧e‧ta
  • Rhymes: -ɑetɑ
  • IPA: /'pɑetɑ/

Verb

paeta (stem pa-*)

  1. (transitive Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To flee from, run away from.
    He pakenivat sotaa Ruotsiin.
    They escaped from the war to Sweden.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To escape, get away.
  3. ~ onnettomuuspaikalta = to hit and run.

Usage notes

  • Paeta can have both a nuance of fleeing from a dangerous situation, e.g. a war, and a nuance of fleeing from captivity or "hitting and running", whereas karata expresses exclusively escaping from captivity, e.g. from a prison.

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