Ilmari

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Etymology[edit]

From ilma (air) +‎ -ri. Adopted in the 19th century as a given name shortened from Ilmarinen, the skillful smith in the Kalevala.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈilmɑri/
  • Hyphenation: Il‧ma‧ri

Proper noun[edit]

Ilmari

  1. A male given name.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1989 by Keith Bosley) 18:650-654:
      Ohoh lasta lampahutta! / Menet seppo Ilmarille, / Vaahtiotsalle varaksi, / Sepon hurstin huuhtojaksi, / Sepon pään pesettimeksi!
      Ah, child, lamb! You will / marry the smith Ilmari / to care for a frothy-brow / to rinse out a smith's burlap / to be a smith's head-washer!

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