perä

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *perä, cognate to eg. Estonian pära, Erzya пря (prja, head), Udmurt бэр (ber).

Noun[edit]

perä

  1. The aft part of anything, the rear, the back, the tail end
  2. (nautical) The stern of a vessel.
  3. The butt of a gun.
  4. (dialectal) A neighbourhood
  5. In certain idioms, the truth or the foundation.
  6. (colloquial) The bottom or the ass.
  7. (archaic) ground. The sense still lives in compound terms, such as:
    maaperä
    kallioperä
    suoperäinen
    järkiperäinen (lit: grounded on reason) = rational
    perätön = ungrounded

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