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See also väärä

Finnish

(index va)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: vaa·ra
  • Rhymes: -ɑːrɑ
  • IPA: [ˈʋɑːrɑ]

Etymology 1

From Late Old Swedish, compare Swedish fara.

Noun

vaara (stem vaar-*)

  1. Danger, risk, peril, hazard, jeopardy.
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Probably from Sami várri (mountain), itself a possible cognate of Finnish vuori (mountain).

Noun

vaara (stem vaar-*)

  1. A large forested hill (as opposed to fell).

Declension

See also

Anagrams

References

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa: Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja, WSOY, 2005.

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