tonttu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Swedish tomte

Noun[edit]

tonttu

  1. (folklore) A miniature mythical humanoid creature believed to live in the forests and in or near people's dwellings, similar to an elf or gnome.
  2. An elf (Santa's helper).
  3. A fool (person with poor judgment or little intelligence).

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Compounds[edit]

In the folklore the elves were often named according to their habitat. At least the following exist:

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