Lapland [-'s] proper n

named after the Lapp people < Swedish lapp, an insult; possibly < Finnish lappalainen, border dwellers, possibly < *stela- “to spread, extend”.

  1. Tundra; cold desolate place; northernmost border of Scandinavia; arctic region of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia; home of sorcerers who conjure icy weather; isolated land of long winters; [synonym] New England; North America; the New World; [metonymy] mortality; life on earth; [fig.] solitude; seclusion; reticence; modesty; simplicity of motive; purity of heart; [metaphor] language; scripture; literature; lyric poetry; effective written discourse.