18 July 2013

caterpillar is tolkar

tolkar = caterpillar (noun) (some things Google found for "tolkar": a common term; Tolkar Makina A. S. of Turkey sells commercial laundry machines; Tolkar Turismo (travel agency) of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina; an unusual last name; user names; present tense of the verb meaning to interpret in Swedish)

Word derivation for "caterpillar"
Basque = beldar, Finnish = toukka
Miresua = tolkar

In Finnish toukka means caterpillar and also larva. Another word for caterpillar is perhosentoukka, where perhosen means butterfly or moth.

The Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar is a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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