Last modified on 7 October 2014, at 11:39

kolina

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

kolina

  1. rattle, noise, clatter; lower in pitch than kalina
DeclensionEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

< eau de Cologne

NounEdit

kolina

  1. cologne, particularly when used as substitute for alcohol
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit

For a background: in 1944 to 1970, the residents of Finland needed a specific permission (see viinakortti) in order to buy alcoholic beverages stronger than a limit which varied during the period. The permission was in principle granted to everyone over a certain age, but If a person was suspected of misuse or illegal trading, the permission could be withdrawn. In such situation or in order to avoid the risk of losing one's permission some people resorted to substitutes such as cologne, which contains 70..80 % alcohol.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

kolina

  1. Essive plural form of kola.

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