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leijuri

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

leijua (to hover) +‎ -ri; coined for zoological use in 2008 by a committee that made a proposal for Finnish names of all mammals. The older term for these animals is suomuhäntäorava (lit. scale-tailed squirrel), which still appears to be more frequently used (2012).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: lei‧ju‧ri
  • IPA(key): /ˈleiuri/

NounEdit

leijuri

  1. (zoology) anomalure, anomalurid, scaly-tailed squirrel (any member of the Anomaluridae, a family of rodents found in central Africa)
  2. (science fiction, computer games) A fictional aircraft capable of hovering.
  3. (historical) helicopter (Finnish-language term proposed by professor Aarni Penttilä, which never gained ground, but survives as curiosity)

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