Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. SKAW-neh
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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 4/27/2015
Province and county in southern Sweden that was a part of Denmark until 1658. The name is likely derived from Old Norse Skáney (ultimately derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō) meaning "danger" or "damage". Scandinavia is believed to be derived from the same root.