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oravannahka

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Genitive of oravan (squirrel's) + nahka (skin)

NounEdit

oravannahka

  1. A squirrel fur.
  2. (colloquial) money.
  3. (heraldry) vair

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Squirrel was earlier an important fur animal in Finland, and its furs served also as means of exchange. The original meaning of the Finnish word raha ("money") is "squirrel skin".

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