Muhu

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Muhu

 

(also Moon), an island in the Moonsund archipelago in the Baltic Sea (part of the Estonian SSR). It is separated from the mainland by the Muhu Strait (Moonsund) and from the island of Saaremaa by the Vaike Strait. Its area is 204 sq km, including the neighboring islands. Muhu is composed of Silurian limestones and dolomites. Its surface is flat with elevations to 24 m. Muhu is connected with Saaremaa by a 4-km causeway. There is regular ferry service between Kuivastu on the eastern coast of Muhu and Virtsu on the mainland. Fishing and stock raising are the principal occupations. The village of Liiva is located on the island.


Muhu

 

(also Muhu Väin or Moonsund), a strait between the mainland of the Estonian SSR and the islands of the Moonsund archipelago (Hiiumaa, Vormsi, and Muhu). It connects the northeastern part of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga. It is 6–27 km wide and about 83 km long. At its shallowest, the strait is 1.8 m deep. In the winter it freezes over. The ports located on the Muhu Strait include Virtsu and Haapsalu on the mainland and Heltermaa and Kuivastu on the islands of Hiiumaa and Muhu.

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titi fur 'Zitze, Brustwarze' auf den Inseln Saaremaa und Muhumaa und in der Bedeutung 'Geschlechtsglied eines kleinen Jungen' uberwiegend in Sudestland.
Et just samal ajal maabus Saaremaal aga Saksi-Lauenburgi hertsog Magnus (64), hoivas Maasilinna ja Muhumaa ning vangistas Ungerni, kes juhtus Muhus viibima, siis ei saanud Parnu moisamehed Saaremaalt mingit reaalset abi.
A matching parallel, however, was found from the ethnographic buildings of Saaremaa and Muhumaa, where the top of the limestone wall constituted a kind of a shelf under the roof that could be used as a storage space.
So wie in Nord-Tartumaa bilden auch auf Saaremaa und Muhumaa die Namen, deren zweiter Bestandteil ein die Lage bezeichnendes Adjektiv (alune 'unter etwas befindlich', tagune 'hinter etwas befindlich', pealne (paalne, paaline) 'auf etwas befindlich', esine 'vor etwas befindlich', poolne 'dort befindlich', aarne 'am Rande befindlich' oder eine Postposition (all 'unter', taga 'hinten') ist, die Gruppe mit der groszten Komponentenzahl.