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Finnic

[fin-ik]
noun
  1. a subdivision of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family that includes Finnish, Estonian, Lapp, Mordvin, Udmurt, Mari, and Komi.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Finnic.
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Also Finnish.

Origin of Finnic

First recorded in 1660–70; Finn + -ic
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Historical Examples of finnic

  • The hypothesis of an aboriginal Finnic population in Britain and elsewhere.

    The English Language

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Professor Schiefner gives a Finnic variation of the same story.

  • But the whole course of reasoning is based upon false premises, for the Hungarians are most assuredly not of Finnic origin.

  • But I am willing to admit that the Turcomannic tribes were, indeed, as is supposed, of Finnic origin.

  • In no Finnic tribe—perhaps in no other tribe in the world,—is fiery red hair so common as amongst the Votiaks.


British Dictionary definitions for finnic

Finnic

noun
  1. one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages, including Finnish and several languages of NE EuropeCompare Ugric
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adjective
  1. of or relating to this group of languages or to the Finns
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