saeter

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

Definition of saeter

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

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Origin and Etymology of saeter

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


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