Definition of Scandinavian in English:

Scandinavian

Line breaks: Scan¦di|navian
Pronunciation: /skandɪˈneɪvɪən
 
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adjective

  • Relating to Scandinavia, its people, or their languages.
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    • Scores of Yorkshire dialect words have remarkably similar counterparts in modern Scandinavian languages.
    • Viking invasions a few centuries later brought Scandinavian languages to the British Isles, while the Norman invasion in 1066 introduced French.
    • The Scandinavian languages of the Viking settlers penetrated much more deeply into English vocabulary, syntax, morphology, and phonology.

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia, or a person of Scandinavian descent.
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    • The Dutch and early English merchants created a gateway town that became a melting pot of Germans, Jews, Scandinavians, and Africans.
    • They were Europeans, Scandinavians, Americans and those that outnumbered the rest were Spanish.
    • Their placings are seen as sure signs that the Celts and Scandinavians were stitched up by a central and eastern European alliance.
  • 2 [mass noun] The northern branch of the Germanic languages, comprising Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese, all descended from Old Norse.
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    • They included papers in English, German, and Scandinavian.
    • It meant nothing, it was just fake German or fake Scandinavian or something..
    • A common language can be French, Scandinavian, Swahili whatever, and does not have to be English so the change proposed should actually be an improvement in the French eyes.

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