kirvesmies

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kirves (axe) +‎ mies (man)

Noun[edit]

kirvesmies

  1. carpenter

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Usage notes[edit]

  • English verbatim translation axeman is not a correct translation for kirvesmies.
  • This term refers primarily to a carpenter who works on a construction site. A carpenter who makes furniture is traditionally called puuseppä.
  • In conformity with the general tendency of developing ever finer names for traditional professions, kirvesmies is being gradually replaced by rakennuspuuseppä.

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