Annikki

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval diminutive of the saints' name Anna, turned into a pagan goddess by the folk etymology anti (gift, (forest) produce) +‎ -kki = giver of game and berries.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑnːikːi]
  • Hyphenation: An‧nik‧ki

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Annikki

  1. A forest goddess in Finnish mythology.
  2. A female given name.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 18:41-44:
      Annikki hyväniminen, / Yön tytti, hämärän neiti, / Pitkän puhtehen pitäjä, / Aamun valvoja varainen, /
      Annikki of goodly name, / Girl of night, maid of twilight, / Busy through the horseshoe day, / Long before the rising sun, /

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