kilen

English translation: inlet

10:30 Feb 16, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: kilen
kaupang is a viking town - understood. what does "Kilen" then mean in this sentence.
"Den lille handelsplassen ved kaupangkilen ble grunnlagt ca. 770/780. I'm not familiar with it and it isn't in any reference book(s) I possess. Any ideas?
Andy Bell
Local time: 02:51
English translation:inlet
Explanation:
i.e. a narrow inlet of water, whereas a peninsular is a narrow outcrop of land, a "kil" is a narrow inlet of water, in Oslo we have "Frognerkilen" near Bygdøy.
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nasa
Local time: 20:51
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Thanks very much - I'll use the hint, although I'm assuming it's kil not kilen.
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19 mins
cove


Explanation:
'Kilen' is an old word for cove or inlet. (Also used as a name for a village or small town as in Kilen, Telemark, my home 'province').


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stratos
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Local time: 11:51
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inlet


Explanation:
i.e. a narrow inlet of water, whereas a peninsular is a narrow outcrop of land, a "kil" is a narrow inlet of water, in Oslo we have "Frognerkilen" near Bygdøy.

nasa
Local time: 20:51
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Thanks very much - I'll use the hint, although I'm assuming it's kil not kilen.
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