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Joukahainen

FinnishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Jou‧ka‧hai‧nen
  • IPA(key): [ˈjoukɑhɑinen]

Proper nounEdit

Joukahainen

  1. (mythology) One of the main characters in Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 6:129-134:
      Tuossa nuori Joukahainen / Jo vähän ajattelevi, / Pikkuisen piättelevi: / Käsi käski ampumahan, / Käsi käski, toinen kielti, / Sormet suoniset pakotti.
      At these words young Joukahainen / Tried to think the matter over / And it stopped him for a while: / His hands are undecided now, / One says "go", the other "no", / Till his finger muscles ache.
  2. A database of Finnish words, maintained by the University of Turku.

DeclensionEdit