skam

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse skǫmm, skömm, from Proto-Germanic *skamō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European. Compare Norwegian and Swedish skam, Icelandic skömm, German Scham, English shame, Dutch schaamte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skam/, [sɡ̊ɑmˀ]

Noun[edit]

skam c (singular definite skammen, not used in plural form)

  1. shame
  2. disgrace, dishonor, dishonour
  3. pity (something regrettable)

Etymology 2[edit]

From the noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skam/, [sɡ̊ɑm]

Adverb[edit]

skam

  1. really, you know

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skǫmm, skömm, from Proto-Germanic *skamō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skam c

  1. shame; something to deeply regret
  2. shame; feeling caused by awareness of exposure of circumstances of unworthiness or of improper or indecent conduct.

Declension[edit]

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