Ilmarinen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ilma (air) +‎ -ri +‎ -nen.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Ilmarinen

  1. A skillful smith, one of the main characters of Kalevala.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1989 by Keith Bosley) 49:339-344:
      Sanoi seppo Ilmarinen, / Itse lausui, noin nimesi: / "Ei tuo kumma ollekana, / Jos olen takoja tarkka, / Kun olen taivoa takonut, / Ilman kantta kalkutellut."
      The smith Ilmarinen said / He declared, spoke thus: / 'It is no wonder at all / If I'm a careful craftsman / for I have forged the heavens / hammered the lid of the sky.'
  2. A common name of ships.

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