follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

Scandinavian

[skan-duh-ney-vee-uh n] /ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
3.
the group of languages composed of Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish, and the language of the Faeroe Islands; North Germanic.
Abbreviation: Scand.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; Scandinavi(a) + -an
Related forms
non-Scandinavian, adjective, noun
pro-Scandinavian, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for proscandinavian

Scandinavian

adj.

1784; see Scandinavia + -ian. From 1830 as a noun; 1959 in reference to furniture and decor. In U.S. colloquial use sometimes Scandahoovian (1929), Scandiwegian. Alternative adjective Scandian (1660s) is from Latin Scandia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for proscandinavian

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends