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hyppypäästäinen

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Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
J. August Strindberg
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Finnish

Etymology

hyppy + päästäinen

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈhypːyˌpæːstæinen]
  • Hyphenation: hyp·py·pääs·täi·nen

Noun

hyppypäästäinen (stem hyppypäästäi-*)

  1. elephant shrew

Usage notes

Since 2008, the recommended term is kuonokas.

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