löyly

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Finnish[edit]

(index lö)

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Noun[edit]

löyly

  1. a steam bath in a sauna.
  2. the steam and the associated heat in a sauna, generated by administering water on the hot stones placed on top of a sauna stove (kiuas).
  3. the act of taking a steam bath in a sauna.
    Olipas hyvät löylyt!
    Those were some good steam baths!
  4. (figuratively) heat, pressure, intensity
    lisätä löylyä johonkin.
    to turn up the heat on something.
    lisätä löylyä mainoskampanjaan.
    to turn up the heat on an advertising campaign.
  5. (obsolete) Spirit.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. Juva: WSOY. ISBN 951-0-27108-X.