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Kalervo

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a blend of Kaleva and Kullervo. Taken up as a given name from the Kalevala.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑlervo/
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧ler‧vo

Proper nounEdit

Kalervo

  1. The father of Kullervo in the Kalevala.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 31:19-24:
      Untamoinen verkot laski / Kalervon kalavetehen; / Kalervoinen verkot katsoi, / Kalat konttihin kokosi. / Untamo, utala miesi, / Sepä suuttui ja vihastui.
      Untamoinen sank his fish-nets / Into Kalervo's fish-waters. / Seeing the nets all filled with fish / Kalervo just simply took them, / In his creel he stowed his own. / Then quick-tempered Untamoinen / Raged and ranted in his anger, /
  2. A male given name.

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