sculan

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skulaną (to owe), from Proto-Indo-European *skel- (shall, must, owe). Cognate with Old High German scolan (German sollen), Old Saxon skulan, Dutch zullen, Old Norse skulu (Swedish skola, Norwegian skulle), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌿𐌻𐌰𐌽 (skulan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃulɑn/, [ˈʃuɫɑn]

Verb[edit]

sċulan

  1. (auxiliary) should, must
  2. (transitive) to owe
  3. (auxiliary) shall, to be going or about (to do something due to some sort of obligation not intention)

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: schulen

Old Saxon[edit]

Verb[edit]

sculan

  1. Alternative spelling of skulan