Definition of Scandinavian

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Scandinavia.

Exact synonyms: Norse, Northman
Group relationships: Scandinavia
Generic synonyms: European
Specialized synonyms: Viking, Berserk, Berserker

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures. "Norse nomads"
Exact synonyms: Norse
Partainyms: Scandinavia
Derivative terms: Scandinavia, Scandinavia

3. Noun. The northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland.

Definition of Scandinavian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

Definition of Scandinavian

1. Noun. Someone from Scandinavia. ¹

2. Adjective. Of Scandinavia. ¹

3. Adjective. (''Of a language'') Of the North Germanic family to which Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese belong. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scandinavian

Scabiosa arvensis
Scabiosa atropurpurea
Scandinavian Peninsula
Scandinavian country
Scandinavian language
Scandinavian lox
Scandinavian nation
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Scanzoni's manoeuvre
Scanzoni's second os

Literary usage of Scandinavian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"However, in the primitive scandinavian age the difference between the Gothic and scandinavian is more clearly marked than the resemblance ; thus, ..."

2. Immigration and Labor: The Economic Aspects of European Immigration to the by Isaac Aaronovich Hourwich (1922)
"If the increase of immigration from the scandinavian countries was not fast ... Prom a comparison of the distribution of the scandinavian immigrants by ..."

3. Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the by Raymond Wilson Chambers (1921)
"But, except for this, it deals mainly with heroes who, so far as we can identify them with historic figures, are scandinavian. Hence, not unnaturally ..."

4. On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward Alfred Steiner (1906)
"VIII THE scandinavian IMMIGRANT THE steerage of an English vessel on which the scandinavian immigrants travel is not the forbidding place usually found on ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, Ernest Alfred Benians (1907)
"THE scandinavian NORTH. (1559-1660.) THE century of scandinavian history which closes with the great settlement of the North in 1660 was a time of perpetual ..."

6. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"This is the German' spread in different ways of Teutonic dominion, German luvian. and scandinavian, over the southern and eastern coasts of the Baltic, ..."

7. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"Russia, the great Eastern Slavonic power, has risen to unity and greatness under scandinavian masters, and has again broken up into states connected only by ..."

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