Attire, Fleece (suit, dress, costume) =
Puku = Poko(s)/Poke/Puku = Πόκος/Πόκε/Πόκου
To wear = Pokoo/Pukuu

Pokoom poko poljon = I wear fleece a lot
Pukuum pukumu phutaliase = I wear my attire in the treegarden
Pokoom pokemonepokebaita duulide = I wear a Pokemon shirt to work

I believe that wool was the primary fabric worn by Finngreeks. According to Iamcountryside, Finland’s own breed of sheep, the Finnsheep, was brought to Europe 2,500 to 3,700 years ago, during the Bronze Age. In order to be synchronous with the proposal of Greeks living in the Finnic areas, sheep would have been living in the area for at least around 3,500 years, with some of them presumably having been brought to the area by Greeks, as sheep agriculture probably started in Mesopotamia between 11,000 and 8,000 BC.

For the ancient Greeks, sheep were the primary livestock, providing wool, dairy, and meat. The significance of wool to the Greeks is well-known in the myth of The Golden Fleece. As for how fleece would have been culturally viewed in the Finngreek times, I can’t say – but I imagine it was a welcome textile during the northern winters. Fleece may have also been the fabric involved in poiki (discussed at the end of Lesson 19), which as a root term, probably originally described weavers making colorful, variegated patterns.

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