skál

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See also: skål

Faroese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skál (bowl), from Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skál f (genitive singular skálar, plural skálir)

  1. bowl
  2. drinking glas, tumbler
  3. weighing scale
  4. Libra

Declension[edit]

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skál skálin skálir skálirnar
Accusative skál skálina skálir skálirnar
Dative skál skálini skálum skálunum
Genitive skálar skálarinnar skála skálanna

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skaal in: Jens Christian Svabo: Dictionarium Færoense : Færøsk-dansk-latinsk ordbog. (ed. Christian Matras after manuscripts from late 18th century). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1966. (p. 727)

Interjection[edit]

skál

  1. cheers (after the meaning of skál as drinking glas)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skál, from Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skál f (genitive singular skálar, nominative plural skálar)

  1. bowl
  2. the act of performing a toast

Declension[edit]

or, for the meaning “toast”, or sometimes in older language for other senses:

Synonyms[edit]

  • (performing toast): minni

Interjection[edit]

skál!

  1. cheers!

See also[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

Noun[edit]

skál f

  1. bowl
  2. scale

References[edit]

  • “skál” in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic