hiis

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic [Term?]. Cognate with Finnish Finnish hiisi and Livvi hiiži (devil). The original meaning in Proto-Finnic was most likely "burial ground". Possibly a loan from Proto-Germanic *χīđiz (den, thicket) or *sīdǭ (side).

Noun[edit]

hiis (genitive hiie, partitive hiit)

  1. sacred grove
  2. a pagan holy place (usually a forest)

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