skál

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See also: skal, skäl, skål, and škál

Faroese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skál(bowl), from Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skál f (genitive singular skálar, plural skálir)

  1. bowl
  2. drinking glas, tumbler
  3. weighing scale
  4. Libra

Declension[edit]

Declension of skál
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skál skálin skálir skálirnar
accusative skál skálina skálir skálirnar
dative skál skálini skálum skálunum
genitive skálar skálarinnar skála skálanna

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skaal in: Jens Christian Svabo: Dictionarium Færoense : Færøsk-dansk-latinsk ordbog. (ed. Christian Matras after manuscripts from late 18th century). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1966. (p. 727)

Interjection[edit]

skál

  1. cheers (after the meaning of skál as drinking glas)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skál, from Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skál f ‎(genitive singular skálar, nominative plural skálar)

  1. bowl
  2. the act of performing a toast

Declension[edit]

or, for the meaning “toast”, or sometimes in older language for other senses:

Synonyms[edit]

  • (performing toast): minni

Interjection[edit]

skál!

  1. cheers!

See also[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

Noun[edit]

skál f

  1. bowl
  2. scale

References[edit]

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press