Kalevala

Kalevala

[kah-luh-vah-luh; Finnish kah-le-vah-lah]
noun
1.
(italics) the national epic of Finland (1835, enlarged 1849), compiled and arranged by Elias Lönnrot from popular lays of the Middle Ages.
2.
the home or land of Kaleva; Finland.

Origin:
< Finnish

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Kalevala (ˌkɑːləˈvɑːlə, Finnish ˈkɑlɛvɑlɑ)
 
n
1.  the land of the hero Kaleva, who performed legendary exploits
2.  the Finnish national epic in which these exploits are recounted, compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry in 1835 to 1849
 
[Finnish, from kaleva of a hero + -la dwelling place, home]

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