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Type Settlement
Usage Swedish

Meaning & History

Means "outer village" in Swedish.

This is the name of several places in Sweden, the most notable being Ytterby gruva ("Ytterby quarry" or "Ytterby mine") where several chemical elements have been discovered. Four elements were named after the quarry: yttrium (Y), ytterbium (Yr), erbium (Er), and terbium (Tb). An additional five elements were discovered there: scandium (Sc, named after Scandinavia), holmium (Ho, named after Stockholm), thulium (Tu, named after Thule), gadolinium (Gd, named after chemist Johan Gadolin), and Tantalum (Ta, named after Tantalus).
Added 9/14/2019 by Beautiful Victory