raukka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Germanic *draugaz, whence also Old Norse draugr. The sense development is difficult to explain.

Noun[edit]

raukka

  1. wretch
  2. coward
  3. poor thing (someone or something to be pitied)
    Raukka joutui odottamaan sateessa monta tuntia.
    The poor thing had to wait in rain for many hours.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense "poor thing" used often with a name:
Heka-raukka joutui odottamaan sateessa monta tuntia.
Poor Heka had to wait in rain for many hours.

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