10 December 2011

reindeer is peirun

peirunpeirun = reindeer (noun) (some things Google found for "peirun": an uncommon to rare term; a rare last name; a rare first name; name of a World of Warcraft character; part of the name of several Chinese companies; Peirun (a.k.a. Peyrun) is a place in south-western of France)

Word derivation for "reindeer" :
Basque = elur-orein (snow + deer), Finnish = peura
Miresua = peirun

Reindeer are herded and raised by several northern peoples including the Sami. Finnish has another word, poro, for a semi-domesticated reindeer.

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