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Nansen

[nan-suh n; Norwegian nahn-suh n]
noun
  1. Fridt·jof [frit-yof] /ˈfrɪt yɒf/, 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, zoologist, and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1922.
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  • "Then we will begin our preparations to-morrow," said Nansen.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Nansen often made long excursions in front to see where the ice was best.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Nansen, who is usually extremely fair, has now jet-black hair.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • This journey of Nansen's is a unique feat in the history of Polar travels.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • "High festival in honour of the 80th degree," writes Nansen.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge


British Dictionary definitions for nansen

Nansen

noun
  1. Fridtjof (ˈfridjɔf). 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888–89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893–96), attaining a record 86° 14′ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920–22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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