Tapio

See also: tapio and tapió

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑpio/
  • Hyphenation: Ta‧pi‧o

Proper nounEdit

Tapio

  1. The god of forest in Finnish mythology.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 46:53-56:
      Ota, metsä, miehiksesi, / Urohiksesi, Tapio! / Auta onni ottamahan, / Metsän kaunis kaatamahan!
      Now receive me as your man, / One of your own people, Tapio. / Give me luck, good hunting give me / For the bear, that forest beauty.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (rare compared to given name) A surname​.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Revived as a given name in the 19th century. A popular middle name since early 20th century.

Related termsEdit

  • tapiola, Tapiola

AnagramsEdit

Last modified on 1 March 2014, at 01:17