tjaele

noun tjae·le \ ˈchālēˌ -lə \

Definition of tjaele

plural -s
: frozen ground; especially : permanently frozen ground
  • the depth to which tjaele formerly existed in central Montana
  • Journal of Geology

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Origin and Etymology of tjaele

Swedish; akin to Old Norse theli frozen ground, Old English thel board, plank, Latin tellus earth


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