rapu

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ra‧pu
  • Rhymes: -ɑpu
  • IPA(key): [ˈrɑpu]

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rapu

  1. A European crayfish, noble crayfish, broad-fingered crayfish, Astacus astacus.
  2. Any other species of crayfish, especially the signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus.
  3. A crab.
  4. Any unspecified species of Decapoda.

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Usage notes[edit]

Originally and still to most Finnish speakers the word rapu means primarily the species Astacus astacus as it is the only indigenous decapod crustacean of significant size in Finland. The meaning has gradually expanded, and currently "Astacus astacus" is often called jokirapu, especially if there's a risk of confusion.

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