oravannahka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Genitive of oravan (squirrel's) + nahka (skin)

Noun[edit]

oravannahka

  1. A squirrel fur.
  2. (colloquial) money.
  3. (heraldry) vair

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Squirrel was earlier an important fur animal in Finland, and its furs served also as means of exchange. The original meaning of the Finnish word raha ("money") is "squirrel skin".

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