Definition of Finnish

1. Noun. The official language of Finland; belongs to the Baltic Finnic family of languages.

Exact synonyms: Suomi
Generic synonyms: Baltic-finnic



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Finland or the people of Finland. "Finnish architecture"
Partainyms: Finland

Definition of Finnish

1. a. Of or pertaining to Finland, to the Finns, or to their language.

Definition of Finnish

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Finland. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Finnish language. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Finno-Ugric language spoken by the majority of the people living in Finland, one of the two official languages of the country (the other is Swedish). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Finnish Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finnish

Finney pyloroplasty
Finnglish
Finnhorse
Finnhorses
Finnian
Finnic
Finnicise
Finnicised
Finnicises
Finnicising
Finnicization
Finnicize
Finnicized
Finnicizes
Finnicizing
Finnish
Finnish-Canadian
Finnish Sign Language
Finnish capital
Finnish forest reindeer
Finnish horse
Finnish monetary unit
Finnishness
Finno-
Finno-Ugrian
Finno-Ugric
Finno-Ugric-speaking
Finnophone
Finnophones
Finns

Literary usage of Finnish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Vowel - harmony and weakening of consonants occur as in finnish. ... The Ugrian languages appear to have separated from the finnish branch before the ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1907)
"Under Nicholas I they were rearranged in two battalions — the finnish ... By the express orders of Nicholas I the finnish battalion of Riflemen of the Life ..."

3. Handbook of Universal Literature from the Best and Latest Authorities by Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1902)
"The finnish Language and Literature : Poetry; the Kalevala ... The finnish language is a branch of the Turanian family ; it is written with the Roman ..."

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