saeter

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

Definition of saeter

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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History and Etymology for saeter

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 28 Sep. 2020.

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