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Taken from the Kalevala, a term for a young man, or possibly from dialectal osma (wolverine).


  • IPA(key): /ˈosmo/
  • Hyphenation: Os‧mo

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 2:252-256:
      Eipä nouse Osmon ohra, / Ei kasva Kalevan kaura / Ilman maan alistamatta, / Ilman kasken kaatamatta, / Tuon tulella polttamatta.
      Osmo's barley willl not sprout / Nor the oats of Kaleva grow / Without clearing off the land, / Without cutting out a clearing, / Burning it all off with fire.


Inflection of Osmo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Osmo Osmot
genitive Osmon Osmojen
partitive Osmoa Osmoja
illative Osmoon Osmoihin
singular plural
nominative Osmo Osmot
accusative nom. Osmo Osmot
gen. Osmon
genitive Osmon Osmojen
partitive Osmoa Osmoja
inessive Osmossa Osmoissa
elative Osmosta Osmoista
illative Osmoon Osmoihin
adessive Osmolla Osmoilla
ablative Osmolta Osmoilta
allative Osmolle Osmoille
essive Osmona Osmoina
translative Osmoksi Osmoiksi
instructive Osmoin
abessive Osmotta Osmoitta
comitative Osmoineen