Shieling meaning

shēlĭng, -lĭn
A shepherd's hut.
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A mountain pasture used in the summer.
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A pasture.
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A shepherd's rude hut or cottage.
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An area of summer pasture used for cattle, sheep etc.
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A shepherd's hut or shack.
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Origin of shieling

  • From Scots shiel hut from Middle English schele possibly from Old English scēla probably of Scandinavian origin (s)keu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From shiel, from Old Norse skjól (“shelter, cover"). Akin to Danish skjul (“cover").

    From Wiktionary