skyld

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skuld.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skyl/, [sɡ̊ylˀ]

Noun[edit]

skyld c (singular definite skylden, not used in plural form)

  1. fault
  2. blame
  3. guilt (responsibility for wrongdoing), fault (responsibility for a mistake)
    Der var ingen tvivl om den anklagedes skyld.
    There was no doubt about the accused’s guilt.
    Det er din skyld at vi tabte matchen.
    It’s your fault that we lost the match.
  4. sake
    Det er kun for børnenes skyld at vi endnu ikke er blevet separeret.
    It is only for the children’s sake that we have not yet divorced.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

skyld

  1. imperativ of skylde

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian, from Proto-Germanic *skelduz (shield), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keit-, *(s)keid-, *kheit- (shield, cover). Compare English shield, Dutch schild, German Schild, Danish skjold.

Noun[edit]

skyld n (pl skylden)

  1. shield