Ukko

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ukko

  1. (mythology) The god of heaven in the Finnish mythology, often mentioned with the epithet ylijumala (supreme god).
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 14:304-308:
      Oi Ukko, ylijumala, / Ukko, pilvien pitäjä, / Hattarojen hallitsija! / Taivas auoksi avaos, / Ilma kaikki ikkunoiksi!
      O thou Ukko, god of gods, / Ukko, keeper of the clouds, / Ruler of the random cloudlets! / Open up the heavens wide, / All the windows of the sky!
  2. A male given name.
    • 1988 Ella Ojala, Pitkä kotimatka, Tammi (2005), ISBN 9513132722, page 300:
      —No, tottahan se on, Ukko Barndik sanoi:—Ei miunkaan nimeni ole tavallinen―mie olen Ukko, enkä mikkään ukko. Se on suomalainen nimi.
      —Well, it's true, Ukko Barndik said:—My name ain't ordinary, either―I'm Ukko, and not any old man (ukko). It's a Finnish name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Ukko (Kotus type 1/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative Ukko Ukot
genitive Ukon Ukkojen
partitive Ukkoa Ukkoja
illative Ukkoon Ukkoihin
singular plural
nominative Ukko Ukot
accusative nom.? Ukko Ukot
gen. Ukon
genitive Ukon Ukkojen
partitive Ukkoa Ukkoja
inessive Ukossa Ukoissa
elative Ukosta Ukoista
illative Ukkoon Ukkoihin
adessive Ukolla Ukoilla
ablative Ukolta Ukoilta
allative Ukolleˣ Ukoilleˣ
essive Ukkona Ukkoina
translative Ukoksi Ukoiksi
instructive Ukoin
abessive Ukotta Ukoitta
comitative Ukkoineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The formerly rare given name has become more common in the 2000s.

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