skúgvur

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skúfr.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skúgvur m (genitive singular skúvs, plural skúgvar)

  1. great skua (Stercorarius skua, a seabird of Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Scotland)
  2. tuft
  3. the pyloric caeca of fish

Declension[edit]

m40 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skúgvur skúgvurin skúgvar skúgvarnir
Accusative skúgv skúgvin skúgvar skúgvarnar
Dative skúgvi skúgvinum skúgvum skúgvunum
Genitive skúvs skúvsins skúgva skúgvanna

Descendants[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This term was exported before the onset of Faroese skerping, which produced the change: skúvur > skúgvur.

References[edit]

  • “skúgvur” in G. V. C. Young, Cynthia R. Clewer, Føroysk-Ensk Orðabók / Faroese-English Dictionary (1985).