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Finnish

Etymology

Derived from the verb e.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈʋirke̞ˣ]
  • Hyphenation: vir‧ke

Noun

virke

  1. (grammar) a sentence, phrase.

Usage notes

  • Virke means only the whole sentence or set of clauses ending with a point, exclamation point or question mark. Thus, "Minä menen kouluun, vaikka en jaksaisi" is a virke where "Minä menen kouluun" is a lause (here more exactly: päälause) and "vaikka en jaksaisi" is a lause (here more exactly: sivulause).

Declension


Swedish

Noun

Declination for virke Singular Uncountable
Neuter Indefinite Definite
Nominative virke virket
Genitive virkes virkets

virke n.

  1. wood cut into boards or planks, to be used in carpentry or other construction work; lumber, timber

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