Der. from sound symbolic Proto-Finnic form corresponding to e.g. Finnish nisä 'nipple'. Meaning connection lies in the comparison between the sweet, white milk and the mild, white cereal. (Häkkinen 2013)
Häkkinen, K. (2013). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Etymological dictionary of Contemporary Finnish]. (6th ed.). Helsinki: WSOY.
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