fjordic

fjord

[fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoor]
noun
1.
a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion.
2.
(in Scandinavia) a bay.
Also, fiord.


Origin:
< Norwegian; see firth

fjordic, adjective
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fjord or fiord (fjɔːd)
 
n
(esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action
 
[C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford]
 
fiord or fiord
 
n
 
[C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford]

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fjord
1670s, from Norw. fiord, from O.N. fjörðr, from N.Gmc. *ferthuz, from PIE *prtus, from *por- "going, passage" (see port (1)).
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fjord   (fyôrd)  Pronunciation Key 
A long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of a mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by glaciers.
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