skriva

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skrifa, from Proto-Germanic *skrībaną, a late borrowing from Latin scrībō (write), from Proto-Indo-European *skreybʰ-. Compare Icelandic skrifa, Norwegian and Danish skrive, Swedish skriva, West Frisian skriuwe, English shrive, Low German schrieven, Dutch schrijven, German schreiben.

Verb[edit]

at skriva (third person singular past indicative skrivaði, supine skrivað)

  1. to write

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *skrībaną, a late borrowing from Latin scrībō (write). Compare Danish skrive, Swedish skriva, Icelandic skrifa, West Frisian skriuwe, English shrive, Low German schrieven, Dutch schrijven, German schreiben.

Verb[edit]

skriva (present tense skriv, past tense skreiv, past participle skrive, passive infinitive skrivast, present participle skrivande, imperative skriv)

  1. write
    Eg skal skriva ei bok.
    I will write a book.

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Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skrībaną, a late borrowing from Latin scrībō (write). Compare Old English scrīfan, Old Saxon skrīvan, Old High German scrīban.

Verb[edit]

skrīva

  1. to write

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish skriva, Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *skrībaną, a late borrowing from Latin scrībō (write). Compare Danish skrive, Norwegian skriva, skrive, Icelandic skrifa, West Frisian skriuwe, English shrive, Low German schrieven, Dutch schrijven, German schreiben.

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Verb[edit]

skriva

  1. to write, to type, to copy; to put letters and digits on a surface, using a pen or typewriter
    • 1998, Svenska Folkbibeln, Stiftelsen Svenska Folkbibeln, Exodus 34:1:
      HERREN sade till Mose: “Hugg ut två stentavlor åt dig, likadana som de förra. På dem skall jag skriva samma ord som stod på de förra tavlorna, som du slog sönder.
      The LORD said unto Moses, “Hew two stone tablets, like the previous. Upon them I shall write the same words as those written on the previous tablets, which you have broken.
    hon skriver som en kråka
    her handwriting is not pretty (she writes like a crow)
    hur snabbt skriver du?
    how fast do you type?
  2. to be literate, to be able to write and spell
    läser och skriver han?
    does he read and write?
  3. to write, to author, to tell, to report, to publish; to compose and communicate a story
    vem har skrivit den här boken?
    who has written this book?
    Süddeutsche Zeitung skriver idag att inflationen är oförändrad
    Süddeutsche Zeitung writes today that inflation is unchanged
  4. to sign, to underwrite; to put one's name on a contract or check (skriva under, skriva på)
  5. to take a test, to undergo written examination
    jag ska skriva geografi nästa vecka
    my geography exam is next week
  6. to register (a person), to matriculate; (skriva in, mantalsskriva)
    var är du skriven?
    where is your officially registered residency? (with Swedish tax authorities)
  7. to write, to print; using a computer printer (skriva ut)
  8. to record, to store, to save; whether by pen in a book, in computer memory or on magnetic disk
    filen måste först skrivas till disk
    the file must first be written to disk

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