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fjeld

[fyeld; Norwegian fyel]
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noun
  1. a rocky, barren plateau of the Scandinavian peninsula.
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Origin of fjeld

From Norwegian, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at fell5
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Historical Examples

  • We were going to seek the nomad herders in the deeper recesses of the fjeld.

    Through Arctic Lapland

    Cutcliffe Hyne

  • That, of course, was absurd for a man who knew every tree and every rock on the fjeld.

  • The great majority were still free wanderers on the fjeld and the tundras.

  • The pale sulphur tint was everywhere, but still the fjeld was deserted.

  • You must often hear and see strange things in the woods, and on the Fjeld, Peter!

    Tales from the Fjeld

    P. Chr. Asbjrnsen


British Dictionary definitions for fjeld

fjeld

field

noun
  1. a high rocky plateau with little vegetation in Scandinavian countries
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Word Origin

C19: Norwegian; related to Old Norse fjall mountain; see fell 5
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fjeld in Science

fjeld

[fyĕld]
  1. A high, barren plateau. The most well-known fjeld is on the Scandinavian Peninsula.
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