Kullervo

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of kulta (gold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkulːervo/
  • Hyphenation: Kul‧ler‧vo

Proper noun[edit]

Kullervo

  1. A tragic hero in the Kalevala.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 36:155-158:
      Kullervo, Kalervon poika, / Sinisukka äijön lapsi, / Läksi soitellen sotahan, / Iloitellen tappelohon.
      Kullervo, son of Kalervo, / Old man's son in blue stockings, / Went off piping to the war, / Went rejoicing to the battle.
  2. A male given name taken into use from the Kalevala.

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