kinahmi

English translation: enormous eddy

03:45 Sep 10, 2009
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Finnish term or phrase: kinahmi
from Kalevala: should be a whirlpool or eddy. Is it usually translated as such or left untranslated?
paul hacker
United States
Local time: 22:18
English translation:enormous eddy
Explanation:
It should be 'kinahmi'.

Here is quite an expansive explanation of the word 'kinahmi':

http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinahmi

Interestingly, the description of Finnish-mythological kinahmi is quite similar to that of contemporary cosmologists describing the black hole.
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Timo Lehtilä
Finland
Local time: 05:18
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3 +2enormous eddy
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enormous eddy


Explanation:
It should be 'kinahmi'.

Here is quite an expansive explanation of the word 'kinahmi':

http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinahmi

Interestingly, the description of Finnish-mythological kinahmi is quite similar to that of contemporary cosmologists describing the black hole.


Timo Lehtilä
Finland
Local time: 05:18
Native speaker of: Finnish
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