Origin of fjeldNorwegian from Old Norse fiall, fjall, fell
The definition of a fjeld is a high, often rocky, barren plateau in a Scandinavian country.
An example of a fjeld is the Scandinavian Peninsula.
A high barren plateau in the Scandinavian countries.
Origin of fjeldDanish from Old Norse fjall
A high, barren plateau. The most well-known fjeld is on the Scandinavian Peninsula.
- In the region of Angmagssalik, which is very mountainous, the mountains rise to 6500 ft., the most prominent peak being Ingolf's Fjeld, in 66° 20' N., about 6000 ft., which is seen from far out at sea, and forms an excellent landmark.
- The Norwegian portion is thus insignificant; of the Russian only a little lies south of the Arctic circle, and the whole is less accessible and more sparsely populated than the Swedish, the southern boundary of which may be taken arbitrarily at about 64° N., though scattered families of Lapps occur much farther south, even in the Hardanger Fjeld in Norway.