1 a a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland). b a person of Scandinavian descent.
2 the family of languages of Scandinavia.
—adj. of or relating to Scandinavia or its people or languages.
Etymology: L Scandinavia
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