from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Scandinavia or to its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
- n. See North Germanic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone from Scandinavia.
- adj. Of Scandinavia.
- adj. Of the North Germanic family to which Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese belong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, or the region which comprehends the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, with the adjacent islands, including Iceland, now an outlying possession of Denmark: as, Scandinavian literature; Scandinavian language.
- Of or pertaining to the languages of Scandinavia.
- n. A native of the region loosely called Scandinavia.
- n. The language of the Scandinavians: a general term for Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Faroese, etc., and their dialects, or for their original. Abbreviated Scandinavian
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
- adj. of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures
- n. an inhabitant of Scandinavia
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The term Scandinavian, being rather political than linguistic, is not a good one, but it has the advantage of being clear, and I have used it where the better one, Northern, might lead to confusion with Northern Scotch.
The term Scandinavian is here used in the loose sense to embrace the peoples of the two peninsulas where dwell the Danes, the Norwegians, and the Swedes.
Have you considered that the low child poverty rates in Scandinavian countries might, at least in part, be the long-term result of their high quality education systems, rather than the other way around?
Physics and Chemistry in Scandinavian universities and at Karolinska
Tiina translated the book which started the English-speaking people's interest in Scandinavian crime fiction in a serious way - Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, by Peter Hoeg, which I vividly recall reading many years ago.
Robert D. Putnam gave a talk on this issue as the Skytte Prize lecture, to be published in Scandinavian Political Studies in early 2007.
The habit in Scandinavian countries of stealing half or more of people's money to give out for political purposes would seem to be a more important indicator of corruption than the taking of occasional bribes.
I thought that those interested in Scandinavian crime fiction might like this quote: .... his characters seem burdened by profound inner sadness.
Incidentally, if, like me, you are interested in Scandinavian crime fiction and keeping up with the latest news about books, films, translations and so on, Peter at Nordic Bookbloghas a very informative and useful post up - with some good news for Jo Nesbo fans.
Just fascinating - thanks so much for all the background, I'm a big fan of yellow split peas (often used in Scandinavian dishes) but haven't had much luck with fava beans -- so at first, didn't "get" how fava beans would make a good crust ingredient!