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viime

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Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
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Finnish

(index v)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: vii·me
  • IPA: /'viːme/

Etymology

  • From the same stem *wiŋe-, "end", as the verb viipyä.

Adjective

viime (indeclinable, not compared)

  1. Past, last (mosr recent, last so far).
    viime vuonna
    in the past year
    viime kesänä
    last summer
  2. Last, dying (unsuffixed of the adjective viimeinen, synonymous but used esp. in literature and idioms).
    viime henkäys
    last breath
    viime hetki
    last moment
    Päivänvalon viime hetkinä huomasin purjeen horisontissa.
    In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.

Inflection

  • The two inflected forms of viime are used as adverbs.
noun case singular plural
nominative viime
genitive
partitive
inessive
elative
illative
adessive
ablative
allative
essive
translative viimeksi
instructive viimein
abessive
comitative

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