Fiord



[fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoo r] /fyɔrd, fyoʊrd; Norwegian fyoʊr, fyʊər/

noun
1.
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[fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoo r] /fyɔrd, fyoʊrd; Norwegian fyoʊr, fyʊər/
noun
1.
a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion.
2.
(in Scandinavia) a bay.
/fjɔːd/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of fjord
/fjɔːd/
noun
1.
(esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action
n.

alternative form of fjord (q.v.).
n.

1670s, from Norwegian fiord, from Old Norse fjörðr, from North Germanic *ferthuz, from PIE *prtus, from *per- “going, passage” (see port (n.1)).
fjord
(fyôrd)
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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