Finnic

adjective

Finn·​ic ˈfi-nik How to pronounce Finnic (audio)
1
: of or relating to the Finns
2
: of, relating to, or constituting the branch of the Finno-Ugric subfamily that includes Finnish, Estonian, and Sami

Examples of Finnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there is also earlier uniparental work which suggests marginal differences between Indo-European and Finnic populations in the northeast Baltic. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Finnic was in 1668

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“Finnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Finnic. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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