What does the word scandinavian mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, embracing Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A native of Scandinavia.

Usage examples for scandinavian

  1. Though no doubt smaller than the Scandinavian peoples, they must be reckoned amongst the middle- sized races, and I even found amongst those of purest breeding men of nearly six feet in height." – A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients by Edward Tyson
  2. Freya is the goddess of love, beauty, and Hymen; the Scandinavian Venus. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. They were farmers, even in the more remote country districts, who had read the latest Scandinavian literature in the original, and who wrote stories containing radical social satire. – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various