Fjord meaning

fyôrd
A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes.
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A long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of a mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by glaciers.
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A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.
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Origin of fjord

  • Norwegian from Old Norse fjördhr per-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrðr. Cognate to firth, ford.
    From Wiktionary