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perhe

FinnishEdit

(index pe)

EtymologyEdit

Of Baltic-Finnic root *pereh, from *pereš [1], cognate with Karelian pereh, Estonian and Votic pere, Võro pereq, Veps peŕeh, Livonian perē. Believed to come from the same Proto-Uralic root as perä (rear), referring to the background of a person, compare alkuperä (origin), peräisin (originating from). First written appearance is from 1548 in the Finnish version of Sweden's maanlaki (law of the country) translated by a cleric known as Herra Martti.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: per‧he
  • Rhymes: erhe
  • IPA(key): /ˈperɦe/

NounEdit

perhe

  1. family, nuclear family (parents and children, cf. suku)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2005). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. Juva: WSOY. ISBN 951-0-27108-X.