from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A high barren plateau in the Scandinavian countries.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Norwegian geography, as used by English writers, one of the high plateaus on the Scandinavian range, which are barren and unfit for cultivation. Often spelled
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- noun geography A rocky, barren
plateau, especially in Scandinavia.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The pastor's house lay so high up on the "fjeld" that corn would not grow on its meadows, where the relentless northern winter seemed to begin so early and end so late.
"blowin 'sna"; question the Scandinavian, whose calling compels him to encamp on the open "fjeld"; interrogate Swede or Norwegian, Finn or
Posted May 4, 2006 at 3:43 AM | Permalink | Reply re #40: Yes, it is believed that the word “tundra” comes from the Finnish word “tunturi” which is fjeld in English although there is basicly no tundra in Finland.
For example, it is believed that on top of Saana-fjeld permafrost is up to 100m thick.
An occasional tourist came or went, Solem accompanied him across the fjeld, and he was gone.
One day the postman who crosses the fjeld once a month came on me just as I had shouted.
I was not even out of temper when I had to retrace my steps across the fjeld to find my way again to the hut.
Now and then comes a stranger who is going across the fjeld, but things are no longer, I am told, as they were in other years, when visitors came in droves.
Between meals we made up small parties, going this way and that on the sides of the fjeld and in the woods.
She need not worry, for she has money in the bank, and no doubt there is a young man in the offing, on the other side of the fjeld.