Kalervo

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a blend of Kaleva and Kullervo. Taken up as a given name from the Kalevala.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑlervo/
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧ler‧vo

Proper noun[edit]

Kalervo

  1. The father of Kullervo in the Kalevala.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 31:19-24:
      Untamoinen verkot laski / Kalervon kalavetehen; / Kalervoinen verkot katsoi, / Kalat konttihin kokosi. / Untamo, utala miesi, / Sepä suuttui ja vihastui.
      Untamoinen sank his fish-nets / Into Kalervo's fish-waters. / Seeing the nets all filled with fish / Kalervo just simply took them, / In his creel he stowed his own. / Then quick-tempered Untamoinen / Raged and ranted in his anger, /
  2. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Kalervo (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative Kalervo Kalervot
genitive Kalervon Kalervojen
Kalervoiden
Kalervoitten
partitive Kalervoa Kalervoja
Kalervoita
illative Kalervoon Kalervoihin
singular plural
nominative Kalervo Kalervot
accusative nom.? Kalervo Kalervot
gen. Kalervon
genitive Kalervon Kalervojen
Kalervoiden
Kalervoitten
partitive Kalervoa Kalervoja
Kalervoita
inessive Kalervossa Kalervoissa
elative Kalervosta Kalervoista
illative Kalervoon Kalervoihin
adessive Kalervolla Kalervoilla
ablative Kalervolta Kalervoilta
allative Kalervolle Kalervoille
essive Kalervona Kalervoina
translative Kalervoksi Kalervoiksi
instructive Kalervoin
abessive Kalervotta Kalervoitta
comitative Kalervoineen

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