sjå

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See also: sjá and sją̊

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sjá, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to see, notice). Akin to English see.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sjå (present tense ser, past tense såg, past participle sett, passive infinitive sjåast, present participle sjåande, imperative sjå)

  1. to see
    Eg kan ikkje sjå det.
    I cannot see it.

sjå ut som

  1. to look like, appear
    Det ser ut som det blir regn.
    It looks like it will rain.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sjå n

  1. bother, trouble
    Jag har fullt sjå med a laga huset.
    I have my hands full with repairing the house.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rarely seen outside the expression "ha fullt sjå" = "have one's hands full".

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sjá, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to see, notice). Doublet of si.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃóː/, [ʂʲóː] (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -óː

Verb[edit]

sjå (preterite sjådd, supine sjått)

  1. To shine through a matter.[1]
    sjådd göning grannkläninga hennars på unnerkjoln.
    It shone through her nice dress on her underskirt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rietz, Johan Ernst, “sjå”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 572