skälva

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish skiælva, from Old Norse skjalfa, from Proto-Germanic *skelbaną

Noun[edit]

skälva c

  1. great fear (that makes one tremble), especially in the expression "stora skälvan" (the great fear)

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

skälva (present skälver, preterite skälvde, supine skälvt, imperative skälv)

  1. to shake, to tremble, to quake

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • the strong conjugation past tense skalv is also used, but the supine skulvit has fallen out of use

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