Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

Word Wednesday- Inselberg


An INSELBERG is an isolated hill or mountain rising from a plain. It comes from the German words for island and mountain. Insel is island and berg is mountain so it seems that the word is perfect for that large uprising in the ground that seems to come from nowhere.

I’m reminded a bit of the mesa that was in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Are you?