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Aino   Listen
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Aino  n.  Same as Ainu.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Aino" Quotes from Famous Books



... most curious stories relative to the escape of a captured prey is to be found in the 5th Canto of the Finnish Kalevala. Vainaimoinen, the old minstrel, is fishing in the lake where his love, Aino, has drowned herself, because she would not marry an old man. He hooks a salmon of very peculiar appearance, and while he is speculating about cutting it up and cooking it, it leaps from the boat into ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... in two very different types,—one slender and almost feminine of aspect; the other, squat and powerful. Chinese and Korean elements are known to exist in the populations of certain districts; and, there appears to have been a large infusion of Aino blood. Whether there be [19] any Malay or Polynesian element also has not been decided. Thus much only can be safely affirmed,—that the race, like all good races, is a mixed one; and that the peoples who originally united to form it have been so blended ...
— Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation • Lafcadio Hearn

... irregularity, while their tattooing is extremely regular and symmetrical. The Brazilian savage [9] draws freehand in a very lively and grotesque manner, but his patterns are regular and carefully developed. Again, not all have artistic talents in the same direction. Dr. Schurtz, in his 'Ornamentik der Aino,'[10] says: "There are people who show a decided impulse for the direct imitation of nature, and especially for the representation of events of daily life, as dancing, hunting, fishing, etc. It is, however, remarkable that a real system of ornamentation is scarcely ever developed from pictorial ...
— Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 • Various



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