akana

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Finnish[edit]

(index ak)

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From Proto-Germanic *aganō (chaff), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱanā. Cognates include Karelian and Votic akana, Veps and Estonian agan and Livonian agān. Attested since the time of Mikael Agricola (16th century).

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akana

  1. The husk of a grain.
  2. In plural (akanat), chaff (inedible parts of a plant whose seeds are eaten as grain).
    • Akanoiden erottamiseksi varhaisissa kulttuureissa heitettiin viljaa ilmaan ja annettiin tuulen puhaltaa pois kevyemmät akanat.
      • To separate out the chaff, early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.

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