variants or less commonly seter
plural -s
: a pasture high in the mountains of Norway or northern Sweden where herds are kept in summer and butter and cheese are made
: a hut built on a saeter as a shelter for the dairymaids and equipment

Word History


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

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“Saeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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