maakotka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of maa (land) +‎ kotka (eagle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɑːˌkotkɑ]
  • Hyphenation: maa‧kot‧ka
  • Rhymes:
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Noun[edit]

maakotka

  1. A golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Maakotka and kotka are often used synonymously, because there are only two species of eagle in Finland. Of them the golden eagle may be called simply kotka, and the white-tailed eagle is merikotka ("sea eagle").

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