piimä

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Finnish[edit]

(index pi)

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps borrowed from a Baltic dialect (cf. Lithuanian píenas (milk)), or perhaps from Proto-Uralic *pije (tentative root). Possibly cognate with Hungarian fej (“to milk”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiːmæ/
  • Hyphenation: pii‧mä

Noun[edit]

piimä

  1. A type of cultured milk typical for Nordic countries; the texture and taste resemble kefir but piimä is thicker and the bacteria used in the fermentation process are different.
  2. (by extension) Any cultured milk product consumed as drink.

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