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painajainen

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Finnish

(index pa)

Etymology

From painaa, "to press" – originally, painajainen signified the pressure felt on one's chest when seeing a bad dream.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpɑinɑjɑinen/
  • Hyphenation: pai‧na‧jai‧nen

Noun

painajainen

  1. nightmare (also figuratively)

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