penikuorma

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a phonetic deformation of the synonymous peninkulma. Technically it could also mean penin kuorma, a load of goods that a dog is able to lug.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pe‧ni‧kuor‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈpeniˌkuo̯rmɑ/

Noun[edit]

penikuorma

  1. (obsolete) A traditional measure of length equal to 10 versts.
    • 1884 — Theodolinda Hahnsson, Kotikuusen kuiskehia [1]
      Kulkeneet he olivat lähes puolen penikuormaa; siinä oli jo kylläksi näin pienille lapsille.

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Usage notes[edit]

A Finnish verst (virsta) is slightly longer (1068.8 meters) than the Russian equivalent верста (versta) (1066.8 meters), thus making the length of penikuorma 10.688 kilometers (= 6.64 miles), similarly to Swedish mil.

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