skeið

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the feminine Old Norse skeið (warship; sheath; reed, sley).

Noun[edit]

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, plural skeiðir)

  1. spoon
  2. sheath
  3. (anatomy) vagina
  4. (poetic, kvæði) ship
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Declension[edit]
f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skeið skeiðin skeiðir skeiðirnar
Accusative skeið skeiðina skeiðir skeiðirnar
Dative skeið skeiðini skeiðum skeiðunum
Genitive skeiðar skeiðarinnar skeiða skeiðanna

Etymology 2[edit]

From the neuter Old Norse skeið (race; race course; piece of way; space of time).

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Noun[edit]

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, plural skeið)

  1. space of time, period
  2. distance
  3. (sports, archaic) race
  4. (school) course, class
Derived terms[edit]
Declension[edit]
n4 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skeið skeiðið skeið skeiðini
Accusative skeið skeiðið skeið skeiðini
Dative skeið(i) skeiðnum skeiðum skeiðunum
Genitive skeiðs skeiðsins skeiða skeiðanna
References[edit]
  1. ^ V. U. Hammershaimb: Færøsk Anthologi. Copenhagen 1891, 3rd edition Tórshavn 1991 (p 292)
  2. ^ Skaj in: Jens Christian Svabo: Dictionarium Færoense : Færøsk-dansk-latinsk ordbog. (ed. Christian Matras after manuscripts from late 18th century). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1966. (p. 729)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Norse skeið (a ship, a sheath).

Noun[edit]

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, nominative plural skeiðar)

  1. a spoon
  2. a spoonful, a spoon
    Ein skeið af sykri.
    One spoonful of sugar.
  3. (in the plural) a scabbard
  4. (anatomy) a vagina; (the passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, nominative plural skeið)

  1. (pertaining to time) a period, a span
  2. a run
  3. a race
  4. (gaits, horses) an amble, an easy gait
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