The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Norwegian

13 Words Listed


Norwegian Language Notes

Norwegian is an Indo-European language spoken in Norway.

Words from this language include marine life or features ("fjord", "iceberg", "walrus") and ski words ("ski", "slalom").


WordMeaningNotes
cog    
dollop shapeless lump  
fjord   Long, narrow arm of sea between high cliffs. One of many marine words from Norwegian.
iceberg ice hill Piece of ice floating in the sea.
krill tiny fish Small crustaceans eaten by Whales.
lemming   Small Arctic migrating rodent.
nudge    
quisling   A collaborator with an invading power; named after a naval officer from World War II.
rig bind Ropes on a ship.
silt   Sediment.
ski split wood  
slalom sloping track Zigzag course for skiing.
walrus   Arctic sea mammal.

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