skjöldur

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skjǫldr, from Proto-Germanic *skelduz (shield), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keit-, *(s)keid-, *kheit- (shield, cover). Compare Faroese skjøldur, Danish and Norwegian skjold, Swedish sköld.

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Noun[edit]

skjöldur m (genitive singular skjaldar, nominative plural skildir)

  1. a shield (handheld piece of armor)
  2. a shield (anything which protects or defends)

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