noun sae·ter \ˈsetə(r), ˈsāt-\
variants: less commonly


\ˈsetə(r), ˈsāt-\

Definition of saeter



  1. 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. 2 :  a hut built on a saeter as a shelter for the dairymaids and equipment

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Origin and Etymology of saeter

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

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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