Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Common causes of death in Finnish archives

Below are listed some of the typical causes of death found in Finnish church records. This list may be of help when using the HisKi database. The swedish word is the one found in the records.


English

Swedish

Finnish

shortness of breath

andtäppa

hengenahdistus

childbirth

bardnsbörd

synnytys

stomach ache

bukref

vatsanväänne

(typhoid)

brännsjuka

polte (lavantauti)

sudden death

bråddöd

äkkikuolema

pneumonia

bröstfeber

rintakuume

born dead

dödfödd

kuolleena syntynyt

cholera

frossa

vilutauti, kolera

high fever

hetsig feber

korkea kuume

cough

hosta

yskä

pleurisy or pneumonia

håll och stygn

rintapisto

pertussis, whooping cough

kikhosta

hinkuyskä

cancer

kräfta

syöpä

smallpox

koppor

isorokko

diarheall disease

lifsjuka

ripulitauti, vatsatauti

tuberculosis

lungsot

keuhkotauti

stomach ache, colic

magref

ähky, mahanpurut

measles

mässling

tuhkarokko

typhoid fever

nervfeber

hermokuume (lavantauti)

unknown disease

oangiven sjukdom

tuntematon sairaus

dysentery

rödsot

punatauti

scarlet fever, scarlatina

scharlakansfeber

tulirokko

stroke

slag

halvaus

pleurisy or pneumonia

styng

pistos

weakness

svaghet

heikkous

abscess, tumor, swelling

svullnad

ajos, turvotus

pining

trånsjuka

näivetystauti

typhoid fever

tyfus

lavantauti

swelling

vattusot

vesitauti, pöhö

old age

ålder, ålderdom

vanhuus


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