hiisi

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From Proto-Uralic šijte ~ *šijta

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hiisi

  1. Malicious creatures in Finnish mythology.
    • (parent to child) Varo, ettei kaivohiisi vie sinua! — Be careful that the well-demon doesn't get you!
  2. (mild expletive) goblin, devil, demon, hell
    • Mikä hiisi sinua pidätteli? Pitäisi olla jo matkalla! — What the devil was it, that held you back? We should be on the road already!
    • Painu hiiteen! — Go to hell!

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