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Meaning of "Kalevala" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KALEVALA

Finnish, from kaleva of a hero + -la dwelling place, home.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KALEVALA

Kalevala  [ˌkɑːləˈvɑːlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KALEVALA

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kalevala is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KALEVALA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kalevala

Kalevala

The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala played an instrumental role in the development of the Finnish national identity, the intensification of Finland's language strife and the growing sense of nationality that ultimately led to Finland's independence from Russia in 1917. The first version of The Kalevala was published in 1835. The version most commonly known today was first published in 1849 and consists of 23,795 verses, divided into fifty songs. The title can be interpreted as "The land of Kaleva" or "Kalevia".

Definition of Kalevala in the English dictionary

The definition of Kalevala in the dictionary is the land of the hero Kaleva, who performed legendary exploits. Other definition of Kalevala is the Finnish national epic in which these exploits are recounted, compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry in 1835 to 1849.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KALEVALA


Ambala
əmˈbɑːlə
Douala
dʊˈɑːlə
gala
ˈɡɑːlə
Guatemala
ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlə
impala
ɪmˈpɑːlə
Jhabvala
dʒæbˈvɑːlə
kamala
kəˈmɑːlə
Kampala
kæmˈpɑːlə
koala
kəʊˈɑːlə
Lingala
ˌlɪŋˈɡɑːlə
Mahler
ˈmɑːlə
Marsala
mɑːˈsɑːlə
masala
mɑːˈsɑːlə
parlour
ˈpɑːlə
Patiala
ˌpʌtɪˈɑːlə
tala
ˈtɑːlə
taler
ˈtɑːlə
thaler
ˈtɑːlə
Transvaaler
ˌtrænzˈvɑːlə
Uppsala
ˈʌpsɑːlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KALEVALA

Kalashnikov
Kalat
kale
kaleidophone
kaleidoscope
kaleidoscopic
kaleidoscopically
kalends
kalewife
kaleyard
kaleyard school
Kalgan
Kalgoorlie
kali
kalian
Kalidasa
kalif
kalifate
Kalimantan

WORDS THAT END LIKE KALEVALA

Agartala
ala
amygdala
Bala
garam masala
Gujranwala
hawala
Karbala
Kerala
La Scala
Lala
Makhachkala
mala
mancala
mandala
nala
polygala
Scala
Tlaxcala
Upsala

Synonyms and antonyms of Kalevala in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Kalevala» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KALEVALA

Find out the translation of Kalevala to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Kalevala from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Kalevala» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卡勒瓦拉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Kalevala
570 millions of speakers

English

Kalevala
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Kalevala
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كاليفالا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Калевала
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Kalevala
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Kalevala
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Kalevala
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kalevala
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kalevala
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カレワラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

칼레
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kalevala
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Kalevala
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கலேவாலா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काळेवाला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kalevala
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Kalevala
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kalevala
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Калевала
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kalevala
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Καλεβάλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kalevala
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Kalevala
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Kalevala
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Kalevala

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KALEVALA»

The term «Kalevala» is regularly used and occupies the 97.632 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KALEVALA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Kalevala

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KALEVALA»

Discover the use of Kalevala in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Kalevala and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Kalevala:
A translation of the national folk epic of Finland which relates Icelandic family sagas and reflects an ancient Finnish peasant life
Eino Friberg, George C. Schoolfield, 1988
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Kalevala Mythology, Revised Edition
The Kalevala also sheds light on the general process involved in the formation of other epics, such as the Niebelungenlied, the Edda, the Vedic books, and Homer's works.
Juha Pentikäinen, Ritva Poom, 1999
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The Kalevala: Or, Poems of the Kaleva District
The lyrical passages and poetic images, the wry humor, the tall-tale extravagance, and the homely realism of the 'Kaevala' come through with extraordinary effectiveness.
Elias Lönnrot, 1963
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The Kalevala
The Kalevala describes Finnish nature very minutely and very beautifully. Grimm says that no poem is to be compared with it in this respect.
‎2010
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Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala
J. R. R. Tolkien was much influenced by this fantasy cycle of the Far North, and readers of all ages continue to fall under its spell. This edition of the beloved classic features four magnificent illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.
James Baldwin, 2012
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Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland Into English
This book will be shipped within one month of being ordered.
John Martin Crawford, 2008
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The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure
Provides a colorfully illustrated retelling of this classic Finnish epic featuring the hero Vainamoinen, his rival Joukahainen, and the dashing Lemminkaiinen as they partake in an exciting adventure to find the mysterious magical being ...
Kirsti Mäkinen, Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, Kaarina Brooks, 2009
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The Kalevala
The lyrical passages and poetic images, the wry humor, the tall-tale extravagance, and the homely realism of the Kalevala come through with extraordinary effectiveness.
Elias Lonnrot, 2008
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Selections from the Kalevala
All day long, the next day, northward, So the third from dawn till twilight Till the third day evening brings .him To Wainola's peaceful meadows, To the plains of Kalevala. So it chanced that Wainamoinen, Wainamoinen ancient minstrel, Rode  ...
‎1868
10
The key to the Kalevala
It relies on Eino Friberg's beautiful translation of "Kalevala" (1988) into the modern idiom. The combined work of Ervast and Friberg results in a unique, insightful, and aesthetically pleasing offering.
Pekka Ervast, John Major Jenkins, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KALEVALA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Kalevala is used in the context of the following news items.
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Without Europe's generosity, Greece's museums are ancient history
Some art columnist writing his grandous sentiment about greek ruins is what it is. I've heard finns have ancient kalevala which been immense ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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'Sixty Degrees North', by Malachy Tallack
Literature that has become central to national identity makes an appearance: the Kalevala in Finland, for example, and Pushkin's “The Bronze ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Word Nerd: Tapiola
As this folklore was largely oral prior to the creation of the Kalevala, the first known use of the name is only recorded in 1467, though it is ... «Coast Weekend, Jul 15»
4
Top Ten Greatest Works of Materials Fiction Announced
The national epic poem of Finland, The Kalevala elevates iron to the same stature as the four classical elements of earth, air, fire, and water as ... «Newswise, Jun 15»
5
Black Metal Friday: Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus “The Child Must Die”
... and artwork of Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus' excellent new album The Child Must Die are both based on the Finnish national epic The Kalevala, ... «Geeks of Doom, Jun 15»
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The touring exhibition teaching Russians about Russia itself
... the first project was an installation in the central Russian Udmurt Republic, followed by a focus on the village of Kalevala in Karelia, along the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
7
New home for old church
On Sunday, there were talks about the technology of Finland, as well as a talk on the Kalevala, the fascinating Finnish epic. Another highlight of ... «Tower Timberjay News, Jun 15»
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Russian DOK Kalevala produces 120 thousand cubic metres of OSB …
Jun 17, 2015. /Lesprom Network/. DOK Kalevala (Petrozavodsk, Russia) has produced 120 thousand cubic metres of OSB panels in ... «Lesprom Network, Jun 15»
9
Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Kalevi nods to the Finnish national poem The Kalevala. The lovely Jaakko Eino Kalevi, the most coherent album so far from the former Helsinki ... «MOJO, Jun 15»
10
Why Is Lord of the Rings Considered Such a Classic?
... and he borrowed the names of the dwarves from the Icelandic sagas and the stories from the Finnish Kalevala and his unbelievable depth of ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Kalevala [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kalevala>. Sep 2021 ».
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