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PronouncedPron.YO-kah-hie-nen Finnish

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a youth who challenges Väinämöinen to a chanting (or spellcasting) duel. Joukahainen loses, and must promise his sister Aino to Väinämöinen.
Other Languages & CulturesJouko Finnish
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute