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finmark

or finnmark

[fin-mahrk] /ˈfɪnˌmɑrk/
noun
1.
the markka of Finland.
Origin of finmark
From Swedish; See origin at Finn, mark2
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  • It may also be recalled that Edrisi already knew the name of finmark.

  • In the following year he revisited Nordland and travelled into finmark.

    The Visionary Jonas Lie
  • Then so mighty was he in all finmark that he reigned there like the king himself.

  • There were about twenty-five men in the ship; and in spring they sailed north to finmark.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • According to Snorre, Erik met her in finmark, whither she had been sent by her parents to learn sorcery.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • It is therefore Finland, or perhaps rather the country of the Lapp wizards, finmark.

  • This keeping guard might, it is true, refer to Kvæns in finmark, but it seems rather to point to ships coming from the east.

  • My friend was asked by a passenger whether he did not think the women of finmark very beautiful.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • We had not seen one for a month, and some of the passengers coming from finmark had been more than two months in daylight.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • Then he sailed north to finmark, and all the way to Bjarmaland, where he had many a battle, and won many a victory.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason

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