Estonian - Finnish: Kalju

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  • Hakro

    Senior Member
    Finnish - Finland
    This is a typical "false friend" between Finnish and Estonian.

    Estonian kalju = rock (noun) = Finnish kallio
    Finnish kalju = bald (adjective) = Estonian kiilaspäine, juusteta

    Of course both words have the same backgroung: a rock without trees is bald, isn't it?

    As a family name Kallio is very common in Finland (one of our presidents, for example), but it's understandable that Kalju or Kaljupää (baldhead) is not very popular name.
     
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