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Can you name the English words of Norwegian origin?

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Word descriptionNorwegian loan wordWord class
Long, narrow inlet with steep sides created by glacial erosionnoun
Equipment used in order to quickly traverse snow-covered stretches by footnoun/verb
Traitor; collaborator; fifth columnistnoun
Legendary giant sea monsternoun
Skiing in between obstacles down inclining hillsidenoun/verb
Small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, essential part of baleen whale dietnoun
Type of flatbread made out of flour and milk or cream, often spread with butter, cinnamon and sugarnoun
Type of downhill skiing with both knees bent, the inside heel lifted and the weight on the outside ski during turnsnoun/verb
Type of sailing boat being a cross between a dinghy and a keelboat; Olympic sailing eventnoun
Aged stockfish or dried and salted whitefish treated with lye and served as a delicacynoun
Used under cross-country skis for better grip during warmer snow conditionsnoun
Expression of surprise, astonishment, exhaustion, relief and/or dismayinterjection
Small rodent, found in tundra biomes, often wrongfully accused of suicidal behaviournoun
Large sheet of floating icenoun
Small, herring-like marine fish, processed like a sardinenoun

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Created Sep 20, 2014ReportNominate
Tags:English Words, loan, norwegian

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