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  1. Hen·rik [hen-reek] /ˈhɛn rik/, 1857–1943, Danish novelist: Nobel prize 1917.
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Examples from the Web for pontoppidan

Historical Examples

  • He gave me a lesson out of Pontoppidan to learn, and now I'm to be heard.


    Knut Hamsun

  • But Pontoppidan evidently uses it as descriptive of all the cephalopods.

  • It is easy to recognise in Pontoppidan's description of the Kraken, the form and habits of one of the "Cuttle-fishes," so-called.

  • Of course the worthy bishop of Bergen, Pontoppidan, has something to tell us about mermaids in his part of the world.

British Dictionary definitions for pontoppidan


  1. Henrik. 1857–1943, Danish novelist and short-story writer, author of the novel sequences The Promised Land (1891–95), Lykke-Per (1898–1904), and The Empire of Death (1912–16). Nobel prize for literature 1917
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