Kalevala: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kä"lu-vä'lu Fin. kä'le-vä"lä), [key]
  1. (italics) the national epic of Finland (1835, enlarged 1849), compiled and arranged by Elias Lönnrot from popular lays of the Middle Ages.
  2. the home or land of Kaleva; Finland.
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