Origin of fjord
Examples from the Web for fjord
The tour then goes to Norway for dives of a fjord, followed by stops in Portugal, Ukraine, Spain, and a season finale in Brazil.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A brisk breath of wind from the Fjord came careering through the gallery, and blew coldly upon his forehead.Thelma|Marie Corelli
A dozen or more were floating in the water beyond some wooden staging that jutted out into the fjord.Across Iceland|William Bisiker
In a little while they had advanced far enough to gain a view of the fjord and the first houses on the point.Magnhild Dust|Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
Word Origin for fjord
1670s, from Norwegian fiord, from Old Norse fjörðr, from North Germanic *ferthuz, from PIE *prtus, from *per- "going, passage" (see port (n.1)).