sceo

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skiwô, *skiwją (cloud, cloud cover, haze), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)k(')ew- (sky, cloud). Cognate with Old Saxon scio, skio, skeo (light cloud cover), Old Norse ský (cloud), Old Irish cēo (sky).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scēo m

  1. cloud

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The exact gender of scēo is uncertain, as it is attested only once without reference to gender. The proto-Germanic forms are reconstructed for *skiwô (masculine n-stem) and *skiwją (neuter a-stem; derived from the masculine). Based on the form of the Old English word, and the closely related Old Saxon scio (a masculine n-stem), Old English scēo is believed to derive from *skiwô and assumed masculine. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falk, Torp, Wortschatz der germanischen Spracheinheit, "skivan".