Kalevala

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Finnish Kalevala.

Proper noun[edit]

Kalevala

  1. The Finnish national epic.
  2. The mythical location where the heroes of Kalevala live.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Kaleva +‎ -la = dwelling place of Kaleva (or, of the descendants of Kaleva).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑleˌvɑlɑ/
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧le‧va

Proper noun[edit]

Kalevala

  1. Kalevala (epic)
  2. Kalevala (mythical place)
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 3:1-6:
      Vaka vanha Väinämöinen / Elelevi aikojansa / Noilla Väinölän ahoilla, / Kalevalan kankahilla.
      Old reliable Väinämöinen / Lived his days in lyric leisure / In the glades of Väinölä, / On the heaths of Kalevala.

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