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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Finland or the Finns.
  • n. A branch of Finno-Ugric that includes Finnish, Estonian, and Lapp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A subset of the family of Finno-Ugric languages that includes Finnish, Estonian, Sami (Lapp), Mordvin, Udmurt, Komi and Mari.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Finnic languages.
  • adj. Finnish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Finns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to the Finns as a race, or to the group of languages spoken by them; Finnish, in the most general sense: as, the Magyars are a Finnic people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages; a family of languages including Finnish and Estonian (but not Hungarian)

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