pesä

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *pesä, from Proto-Uralic *pesä. Cognate with Estonian pesa and Hungarian fészek.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pe‧sä
  • Rhymes: -esæ
  • IPA(key): [ˈpesæ]

Noun[edit]

pesä

  1. nest (structure built by a bird or other animal as a place to incubate eggs and hatch and/or rear young)
  2. nest (cozy residence)
  3. nest (hideout for bad people to frequent)
    Se yökerho on outojen tyyppien pesä!
    That nightclub is a nest of strange people!
  4. nest (parental home)
    Aion lähteä pesästä.
    I am aspiring to leave the nest.
  5. den (home of certain animals)
    Daniel laitettiin leijonien pesään.
    Daniel was put into the lions’ den.
  6. hive (structure, which a swarm of honeybees inhabits or has inhabited)
  7. (law) estate (property of a deceased person)
  8. (baseball, pesäpallo) base
  9. (curling) house
  10. (colloquial) vagina

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