List of English words of Scandinavian origin
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This is a list of English words that are probably of modern Scandinavian origin, but whose further origins are unknown. This list excludes words borrowed directly from Old Norse; for those, see list of English words of Old Norse origin.
English words of Danish origin
English words of Norwegian origin
- brisling (small, herring-like, marine fish)
- fjord (a long indentation of a sea)
- floe (as in ice floe, a river ice slide)
- klister (a kind of ski wax, from the word for glue or paste; also common Scandinavian)
- krill (small shrimp-like animal)
- lemming (lemen, a rodent species)
- lefse (Norwegian potato flatbread similar to a tortilla)
- lutefisk (fish course made from dried fish and lut (lye)).
- quisling (a traitor, from Vidkun Quisling)
- ski (equipment for skiing activities; originally a general word for a plank or chop of wood)
- skrei (from a word meaning "flock" or "crowd", a sprawn-ready codfish)
- slalom (slalåm; not too steep downhill skiing with many gates and turns)
- Telemark (a type of ski turn or style of skiing named for the Telemark region in Norway)
- uff da (interjection, other English spellings of this word include oofda, ufda, oofta and ufta.)
- yngling (sailing boat class, from an archaic Norwegian word for "youngster")
- Lists of English words by country or language of origin
- List of English words of Old Norse origin — many of which have close cognates in modern Scandinavian languages descended from Old Norse.
- List of English words of Swedish origin