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Scandinavian definition


This page has 3 definitions of Scandinavian in English. Scandinavian is a noun and adjective. Also define these 10 related words and terms: Scandinavia, North Germanic, language, Swedish, Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk, Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese.



From Scandinavia +‎ -an.


  • IPA(key): /ˌskændɪˈneɪvi.ən/
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  • Hyphenation: Scan‧di‧na‧vi‧an


Scandinavian (plural Scandinavians)

  1. Someone from Scandinavia.



Scandinavian (comparative more Scandinavian, superlative most Scandinavian)

  1. Of or relating to Scandinavia.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
  2. (Of a language) Of or relating to the North Germanic family of languages to which Swedish, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese belong.
    • Bokmål definition
      One of the two major written standards of Norwegian, literally meaning “book language”.
    • Nynorsk definition
      One of the two major written standards (language variants) of Norwegian.
    • Icelandic definition
      A North Germanic language, the national tongue of Iceland.
    • Faeroese definition
      Alternative form of Faroese

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