A fell (from Old Norse fell, fjall, "mountain") is a high and barren landscape feature, such as a mountain range or moor-covered hills. The term is most often employed in Scandinavia, the Isle of Man, parts of northern England, and Scotland.
Origins of the name[change | change source]
The English word fell comes from Old Norse fell, fjall (both forms existed). It is from the same root word as the Icelandic fjall/fell. Also the Swedish fjäll, and Norwegian fjell. These all refer to mountains rising above the alpine tree line.
References[change | change source]
- Falk and Torp (2006:161).
- Bjorvand and Lindeman (2007:270–271).