tunturi

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sami.

Noun[edit]

tunturi

  1. A fell (mountain)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word tunturi is used of mountains belonging to the Scandinavian Mountain Ridge, which forms the "backbone" of the Scandinavian peninsula, and of rounded bare hills/mountains of northern Finland and Kola peninsula, and sometimes of similar mountains of Iceland. Other mountains of the world are generally called vuori.
  • The Finns like to translate tunturi into English as "fell" (instead of mountain) probably because the tunturi's resemble the fells of England, and because the word fell is of Scandinavian origin, meaning tunturi. Compare Norwegian fjell and Swedish fjäll.

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