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fjeld

[ fyeld; Norwegian fyel ]

noun

  1. a rocky, barren plateau of the Scandinavian peninsula.


fjeld

/ fjɛld /

noun

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


fjeld

/ fyĕld /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fjeld1

From Norwegian, dating back to 1855–60; fell 5

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fjeld1

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

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Example Sentences

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

This morning we crossed the fjeld to Rus Vand in a gale of wind.

The two Fjeld-Lapps, however, thinking their end was drawing near, sat with a dejected air gazing in silence out over the sea.

Herds of rattle, sheep, and goats were grazing over the rocky wastes of the Fjeld.

We were now on the great plateau of the Hardanger Fjeld, 2500 feet above the sea.

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