Metsatöll

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Metsatöll

Postby Vipilefti » 2006-09-18, 1:54

Metsatöll is ancient Estonian for "wolf". Could this be related to the Finnish word for forest, metsä?

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Re: Metsatöll

Postby Ada H. » 2006-09-18, 12:24

Mets means forest in Estonia. Metsatöll means something like "monster of the forest" or "forest ogre". It is an euphemism - potentially harmful creatures or prey were/are not to be called by their real name.

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Postby Loiks » 2006-09-18, 16:20

A friend of mine said that Metsatöll was an euphemism of wolf.

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Postby eurooplane » 2006-09-18, 18:21

They could win Eurovision like Finnish Lordi :P
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Postby Ada H. » 2006-09-19, 6:54

Other common euphemisms:

hare - haavikuemand, pikk-kõrv, välejalg
wolf - võsavillem, metsakutsu, kriimsilm, hallivatimees, sorusaba, kõrvekutsikas
bear - mesikäpp, päntajalg, laikäpp, metsasõnn, vanaläll, päts, ott
fox - reinuvader, kanavaras, punasaba
squirrel - käbikuningas


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