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  • proper noun geography the area comprising the Scandinavian peninsula, the Kola peninsula, Karelia, Finland and Denmark.
  • proper noun geology the Fennoscandian Shield underlying Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Northern Denmark; the exposed portion of the Baltic Shield.
  • proper noun the culture group comprising the Finnic, Sami, and Scandinavian cultures.


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From Latin Fennia ("Finland") + Scandia ("Scandinavia").


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  • One of the (many) words that, when I hear them from someone else, I *must* repeat loud, slowly and solemnly.

    August 23, 2010