Vellamo

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb velloa (surging) (like the waves).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋelːɑmo]
  • Hyphenation: Vel‧la‧mo

Proper noun[edit]

Vellamo

  1. A goddess of waters, the wife of Ahto in the Kalevala.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 48:123-124:
      Vellamo, ve'en emäntä, / Ve'en eukko ruokorinta!
      Vellamo, mistress of the deep, / Rushy-breasted water woman!
  2. A female given name.

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