skepna

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skepna, from Proto-Germanic *skapnijǭ, from the past participle of *skapjaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skepna f (genitive singular skepnu, nominative plural skepnur)

  1. (archaic, uncountable) creation (all the world)
  2. creature
  3. animal, beast
  4. (pejorative) pig, bastard, cow (denoting a beastly, dastardly person)
  5. (pejorative) slut (promiscuous woman)
  6. (obsolete) fate
  7. (obsolete) sense, wits
  8. (as a sort of half-pejorative term of endearment) poor thing

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