Osmo

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Taken from the Kalevala, a term for a young man, or possibly from dialectal osma (wolverine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈosmo/
  • Hyphenation: Os‧mo

Proper noun[edit]

Osmo

  1. A male given name.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 2:252-256:
      Eipä nouse Osmon ohra, / Ei kasva Kalevan kaura / Ilman maan alistamatta, / Ilman kasken kaatamatta, / Tuon tulella polttamatta.
      Osmo's barley willl not sprout / Nor the oats of Kaleva grow / Without clearing off the land, / Without cutting out a clearing, / Burning it all off with fire.

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