perkele

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Finnish[edit]

(index pe)

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Derives from the name of the Baltic deity of thunder, compare Lithuanian Perkūnas and Slavic Perun. The meaning was changed to devil by priests after the introduction of Christianity.

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perkele

  1. The Devil, Satan; also Perkele
  2. devil

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perkele

  1. (vulgar) A swearword.
    Perkele, se on hidas!
    Damn it's slow!

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perkele  (not comparable)

  1. (vulgar) bloody, fucking (intensifier)
    Se on perkeleen ruma.
    It's so bloody ugly.

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