fjäll

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old Swedish fiäl, either from Germanic felza, cognate with German Fels (rock), or from Germanic felþa ("high plain"), cognate with English field.

Noun[edit]

fjäll n

  1. a mountain (in particular those between Sweden and Norway, above the tree limit)
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Usage notes[edit]
  • An obsolete plural fjällar survives in some poetry.
  • In western and northern Sweden and in Norway, mountains tend to be named fjäll/fjell and rivers älv/elv, even though they are named berg/kulle and å/flod elsewhere.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old Swedish fiäl, cognate with Icelandic fjall (hide, skin), English fell, Latin pellis (hide, skin), also related to fäll and päls.

Noun[edit]

fjäll n

  1. a scale (a rigid plate in the skin of fish and reptiles)
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