I'm sorry, but your answer to my recent query about 'rekkule' and 'rekkuli' didn't help ...

I'm sorry, but your answer to my recent query about 'rekkule' and 'rekkuli' didn't help ...

REKKULE: I came across this in Joel Lehtonen's 'Putkinotko' (towards the end of Chapter 20): "Hän ei sano kärsivänsä aitoja tiellään, rekkuleita." From the context, I assume it might mean something like "damned things". A Google search also produces quite a lot of results, such as: "Datsun Finn = Maailman kestävin rekkule" (keskustelu.suomi24.fi) and "Uusi koko rekkule maksaa vähintään satasen" (www.opelclubfinland.fi). In all cases, perhaps it means something like 'vehje', 'vekotin' or 'rakkine'. REKKULI: A Google search produces even more results than 'rekkule'. It looks as if it might be a name or nickname, although I'm also wondering if it means the same as 'vekkuli'. Just one example (from www.kilkatus.net/rohkelikko): "Hymnin Rekkuli on suomenhevosori, jonka nimi kuvaa herraa melko onnistuneesti." I appreciate that names of horses probably don't translate well, but even so 'rekkuli' must mean something. Hope you can help!

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The word rekkule is more often used in the form rekkula.  It translates into English as "contrivance" or "gadget". I was only able to find it in some internet dictionaries as a synonym for words like keksintö, koje, vempain, hilavitkutin. Try googling "rekkula". Hope this helps!

 

 

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