saeter

noun

sae·​ter
variants or less commonly seter
ˈsetə(r),
ˈsāt-
plural -s
1
: a pasture high in the mountains of Norway or northern Sweden where herds are kept in summer and butter and cheese are made
2
: a hut built on a saeter as a shelter for the dairymaids and equipment

Word History

Etymology

Norwegian seter, sæter, from Old Norse setr, sætr; akin to Old Norse sitja to sit

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“Saeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saeter. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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