kimpale

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kimpa- +‎ -le. The origin of the root is unknown, but possibly akin to either kimmota (to spring off)[1] or kimppu (bundle)[2].

Noun[edit]

kimpale

  1. A slab of a relatively soft material such as butter or cake.
  2. A large, irregular piece of many different materials, e.g. metal, meat, bread.
    Note: Pieces of plants or rock would normally not be called kimpale in Finnish.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hakulinen, Lauri. 1941–2000. Suomen kielen rakenne ja kehitys ('The Structure and Development of the Finnish Language'). Helsinki: Otava/Helsingin yliopisto.
  2. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. ISBN 978-952-222-418-7.