hylje

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hülgeh, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *šülke. May be connected with Proto-Germanic *selhaz. Cognate with Estonian hüljes.

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hylje

  1. seal (common language term for smaller pinnipeds; used mainly of earless or true seals but sometimes also covering the eared seals)
  2. (zoology) earless seal, true seal (any seal of the family Phocidae)

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