skilja

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Faroese[edit]

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skilja

  1. to understand
  2. to divide

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Icelandic[edit]

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skilja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skildi, supine skilið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to separate syn.
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to understand syn.
    Ég skil ekki.
    I don't understand.
    Fyrirgefðu, en ég skil ekki frönsku.
    I'm sorry but I don't understand French.
  3. (intransitive) to divorce syn.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skiljaną (to separate, limit), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kalǝ-, *(s)kelǝ- (to split, cut). Compare Old Armenian ցելում (cʿelum). Cognate with Old English scylian, scielian (to divide, separate). More at skill.

Verb[edit]

skilja

  1. to part, divide, separate
  2. to break off, break up
  3. to part company, take leave
  4. to distinguish, discern
  5. to understand, find out
  6. to decide, settle
  7. to set apart, reserve for one

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

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skilja (present skiljer , preterite skilde or skiljde , supine skilt or skiljt , imperative skilj )

  1. to separate; to cause to be separate
  2. to separate; to divide into separate parts
  3. to tell apart; to discern, to differentiate
  4. to differ; to be different
  5. (reflexive) to divorce; to end one's marriage

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