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English translation: sable, marten (archaic?)

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Finnish term or phrase:Nokia
English translation:sable, marten (archaic?)
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04:20 Jun 25, 2004
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Names (personal, company) / geography
Finnish term or phrase: Nokia
What does the name Nokia mean? The closest word I know is 'noki', but you don't get 'nokia' from it - unless it's the plural partitive - do you? OK, the company was founded in the city of Nokia, but this still leaves the question open.

Kiitoksia etukäteen.

P.S. Thanks a lot for 'menopakkaus'. My guess was 'an energetic person/creature', but with only two occurrences to go on it had to be extremely tentative.
Kamil Ibragimov
sable
Explanation:
Nokia is an industrialized town of 27,000 inhabitants and home to well-known Finnish brands, most importantly Nokia, the mobile phone company. Nokia is a famous for its spa, factory shops, waterways, and events. Nokia also enjoys good road and air connections.
The word "nokia" ia an archaic word for sable; reflecting the fact that Nokia was a central trading location where sable fur-pelts were the most valuable commodity.

The Nokia name comes from the ancient soot marten, a small, black-furred predatory animal that lived on the banks of the Nokianvirta river. The old Finnish word ‘‘nois,’’ i.e. ‘‘nokia,’’ meant a *dark-furred sable, like the marten*.


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Note added at 1 day 5 hrs 38 mins (2004-06-26 09:59:20 GMT)
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Etusivu » Perinnettä ja historiaa
Tietoja Nokian historiasta
Mistä nimi Nokia?
Sana nokia tulee FL Jouko Jaakkolan mukaan kantasanasta nois, noki. Sillä tarkoitettiin soopelia, ja soopelin hävittyä Suomesta sana tarkoitti muita tummia turkiseläimiä, esimerkiksi näätää. Myöhemmin nois yleistyi tarkoittamaan yleensä turkiksia.

http://www.nokiankaupunki.fi/
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George Vardanyan
Local time: 09:11
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Kiitoksia oiken paljon.
Nokia is perhaps the most widely known Finnish word, so I was very interested in learning what it means.
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George Vardanyan


  

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sable


Explanation:
Nokia is an industrialized town of 27,000 inhabitants and home to well-known Finnish brands, most importantly Nokia, the mobile phone company. Nokia is a famous for its spa, factory shops, waterways, and events. Nokia also enjoys good road and air connections.
The word "nokia" ia an archaic word for sable; reflecting the fact that Nokia was a central trading location where sable fur-pelts were the most valuable commodity.

The Nokia name comes from the ancient soot marten, a small, black-furred predatory animal that lived on the banks of the Nokianvirta river. The old Finnish word ‘‘nois,’’ i.e. ‘‘nokia,’’ meant a *dark-furred sable, like the marten*.


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Note added at 1 day 5 hrs 38 mins (2004-06-26 09:59:20 GMT)
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Etusivu » Perinnettä ja historiaa
Tietoja Nokian historiasta
Mistä nimi Nokia?
Sana nokia tulee FL Jouko Jaakkolan mukaan kantasanasta nois, noki. Sillä tarkoitettiin soopelia, ja soopelin hävittyä Suomesta sana tarkoitti muita tummia turkiseläimiä, esimerkiksi näätää. Myöhemmin nois yleistyi tarkoittamaan yleensä turkiksia.

http://www.nokiankaupunki.fi/



    Reference: http://www.free-definition.com/Nokia,-Finland.html
    nds2.ir.nokia.com/aboutnokia/downloads/ brochures/pdf/nokia_manor/NOKIA_MANOR.pdf
George Vardanyan
Local time: 09:11
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
Grading comment
Kiitoksia oiken paljon.
Nokia is perhaps the most widely known Finnish word, so I was very interested in learning what it means.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Antti Pyykkönen: See also http://www.nokiankaupunki.fi/
22 hrs
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