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marras

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English

Noun

marras

  1. Plural form of marra.

Finnish

(index ma)

Etymology

From earlier *martas, a very old borrowing from an Indo-European language, compare Latin mors.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ['mɑrːɑs]
    Rhymes: -ɑrːɑs
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ras

Noun

marras

  1. (archaic) soul of a dead person
  2. (archaic) person soon to be dead
  3. (archaic) omen of death

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Synonyms

  • (soul of a dead person): marta (archaic)
  • (person soon to be dead): kuoleva, marta (archaic)
  • (omen of death): marta (archaic)

Adjective

marras (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) dead
    Maa makaa martona kohmeessa — phrase from the song Marras by Mokoma
    Maa makaa martona/martaana, "The ground lies dead", is a widely used saying that indicates the state of nature during November. Martona is the essive singular form of marta, which a parallel, synonymous form of the word marras.

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