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22:47 Nov 28, 2000
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: skinfellmaker
ancestral description / surname / occupation
Dave Nelson

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naThe person making the skin/hideTone Wittmann



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The person making the skin/hide

Skinnfell= The skin/hide (like a skin from a bear/seal/sheep or so)
Fell is a skin/hide that you can lay on in front of the open fire in the living room, very nice on cold Norwegian Winter evenings.......

Maker= The person making it (=maker in English)

Old-fashioned occupation !

Pottemaker= Person making ceramic pots

I wish you good luck !

Best regards from Tone

    Native Norwegian
Tone Wittmann
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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1 day17 hrs

Furrier would probably be the closest term, i.e. the person who prepares the fur, a maker of furs.

The Norwegian term "skinnfell" is another term for the Norwegian word "pels", but both words usually mean "fur" in English.

(Be aware though, that "pels" usually refers to a finished product, as in clothing, whereas "skinnfell" normally is of the coarser, unfinished variety and usually not a garment.)

Hope this will help.

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