OTHER WORDS FROM NordicNor·dic·i·ty [nawr-dis-i-tee], /nɔrˈdɪs ɪ ti/, nounanti-Nordic, adjectivenon-Nordic, adjective, nounpro-Nordic, adjective
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MORE ABOUT NORDIC SKIING
What is Nordic skiing?
The terms Nordic and Nordic skiing are used in contrast with Alpine and Alpine skiing, which refer to what’s sometimes also called downhill skiing. Alpine events include the downhill, the slalom, the giant slalom, and the super giant slalom (popularly called Super G). Both nordic and alpine are sometimes left uncapitalized.
There are multiple Nordic events in the Winter Olympics, including multiple events in both ski jumping (Normal Hill and Large Hill) and cross-country skiing (including sprints and longer distance races, such as the one known as Skiathlon). The event called Nordic Combined features both cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
There are also Nordic skiing events in the Paralympic Winter Games.
The skis used in Nordic skiing differ from those used in Alpine skiing in shape, size, and structure.
Example: Alpine skiing gets a lot of attention during the Olympics, but the Nordic events are also very exciting to watch.
Where does Nordic skiing come from?
The first records of the word Nordic in reference to skiing come from the mid-1900s. In general, the word Nordic is often used in much the same way as Scandinavian, making reference to a region encompassing several Northern European countries (the root nord means “north”). Skiing was first developed in and around this region as a practical means of travel and transport.
The sport of cross-country skiing has its roots in Scandinavian hunting culture. Ski jumping came about later—it was developed in the early 1800s in Norway.
Nordic events like cross-country skiing and ski jumping have been featured at every Winter Olympics since the first Winter Games in 1924.
What are some words that often get used in discussing Nordic skiing?
How is Nordic used in the context of skiing?
In the context of skiing, the term Nordic is used in contrast with Alpine, which refers to other kinds of skiing, like downhill and slalom. Nordic is used in the name of the Winter Olympic event known as Nordic Combined, a combination of two other Nordic events: cross-country skiing and ski jumping.
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Just went nordic skiing for 2.5 hours without any water, mostly to remind myself to never go nordic skiing for 2.5 hours without any water.
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Try using Nordic!
Which of the following skiing events is NOT classified as a Nordic event?
A. Ski Jump
B. Large Hill Ski Jump
D. Giant Slalom
How to use Nordic in a sentence
The Nordic countries continue to punch above their weight and I am confident that this trend will continue — meaning the investment opportunities will be many.8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem|Mike Butcher|February 19, 2021|TechCrunch
This makes them more comfortable to wear and a great choice for cross country skiers and Nordic skiing.Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love|Eric Alt|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
“There’s definitely been a noticeable increase in demand,” said former Nordic ski racer Jeff Neagle.Local cross-country skiing can smooth a bumpy winter’s ups and downs|Erin E. Williams|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Significantly more Swedes have gotten sick and died from Covid-19 than elsewhere in the Nordic region.Sweden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a failure, says the King of Sweden|kdunn6|December 18, 2020|Fortune
Sweden, which has avoided a lockdown since the pandemic started, is also turning to other Nordic countries for help.Sweden’s frontline health care workers are quitting in worrying numbers as COVID cases spike|kdunn6|December 13, 2020|Fortune
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.
The foremost trendsetter of Scandi-sleek design and New Nordic food knows no limit to its progressive reputation.
Nowadays Iceland and its Nordic neighbours are more trendy than ever.
Sustainable Cards uses a Nordic birch veneer, and then layers on a cellulosic paper structure.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 2013, The Economist declared the Nordic countries the best governed in the world, and put Sweden in the first place.
The Nordic race is, like the Iberian, long-headed, but in contrast it is blond and very tall.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
Even in eastern Turkestan there are still strong evidences of Nordic blood in the physiognomy of the people.
It sustains the argument that even the most high-minded Nordic type cannot be trusted to govern other races sympathetically.
The Nordic, from his twisted stance, had a couple of broken ribs already; the Eurasian's right ear dangled redly.Assignment's End|Roger Dee
He wished a certain notoriety, a dance on pigeon feathers, to be a pipe of Nordic proportions--a yard's length of smoke.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown