See also: Piru and pìrú

CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Venetian piron, from Greek πιρούνι (piroúni), from Ancient Greek περόνη (perónē, pin, brooch).

NounEdit

pirù m

  1. (Luserna) fork
    Synonym: ghèballe

ReferencesEdit

  • “piru” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

FinnishEdit

(index pi)

EtymologyEdit

Probably a variant of perkele.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiru/, [ˈpiru]
  • Rhymes: -iru
  • Syllabification: pi‧ru

NounEdit

piru

  1. the Devil (Satan).
  2. a devil.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of piru (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative piru pirut
genitive pirun pirujen
partitive pirua piruja
illative piruun piruihin
singular plural
nominative piru pirut
accusative nom. piru pirut
gen. pirun
genitive pirun pirujen
partitive pirua piruja
inessive pirussa piruissa
elative pirusta piruista
illative piruun piruihin
adessive pirulla piruilla
ablative pirulta piruilta
allative pirulle piruille
essive piruna piruina
translative piruksi piruiksi
instructive piruin
abessive pirutta piruitta
comitative piruineen
Possessive forms of piru (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person piruni pirumme
2nd person pirusi pirunne
3rd person pirunsa

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AdverbEdit

piru

  1. (vulgar) An intensifier; used in genitive singular form (pirun).
    Se oli pirun hyvää (it was damn good)

Usage notesEdit

Piru is used in the expletive Piru vie!, literally "Devil, take!" but which has a very similar area of usage as hitto. Also Piru vieköön tän autonromun!, "May the Devil take this wreck of a car!"

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

piru

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ピル

KarelianEdit

NounEdit

piru

  1. devil

MapudungunEdit

NounEdit

piru (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. worm
  2. A insect larva.
  3. maggot

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.