- (in the Kalevala) a slave who, after a series of tragic misadventures, commits suicide.
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Examples from the Web for kullervo
But Kullervo hastened on, and as he went he mourned his hard lot.
Now not long after this a child was born to Untamala, and she named him Kullervo.
And when all these prayers and spells were ended she sent Kullervo off with the herds.
At these words Kullervo jumped up and did as the raven had said.
And when Kullervo begged her to tell him the way to them she did so, and he hastened off to find them.