See also: fjall

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish fiäl, from Old Norse fjall, From Proto-Germanic *falisaz, from *pels-, *pelis-. Cognate with Icelandic fjall, Faroese fjall, Norwegian fjell, German Fels (rock), English fell.

NounEdit

fjäll n

  1. a mountain
Usage notesEdit
  • The obsolete plural fjällar survives in some poetry.
  • In western and northern Sweden and in Norway, mountains tend to be named fjäll/fjell and rivers älv/elv, even though they are named berg and å/flod elsewhere.
DeclensionEdit
Declension of fjäll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fjäll fjället fjäll fjällen
Genitive fjälls fjällets fjälls fjällens
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish fiäl, cognate with Icelandic fjall (hide, skin), English fell, Latin pellis (hide, skin), also related to fäll and päls.

NounEdit

fjäll n

  1. a scale (a rigid plate in the skin of fish and reptiles)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of fjäll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fjäll fjället fjäll fjällen
Genitive fjälls fjällets fjälls fjällens
Related termsEdit

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