A loved child goes by many names, says a Norwegian expression. This certainly applies to the country Norway. But what does the name really mean?
The Norwegian language
Uekte and ekte are Norwegian adjectives, which in one context mean illegitimate and legitimate – as in a child born out of or in wedlock.
The old Norwegians sometimes preserved milk in a container buried in a peat bog. They called it myrmelk. The lack of oxygen in the bog kept the milk fresh – and it could be stored there for months, even years.
Skårfast is a Norwegian adjective. It means that a person or an animal is stuck on a steep mountain or cliff-side ledge – and is in need of being rescued.