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See also: skara, Skara, skåra, and skæra



  • IPA(key): /ˈɧæːˌra/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish skæra, from Old Norse skera (to cut), from Proto-Germanic *skeraną (to shear), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut).


skära (present skär, preterite skar, supine skurit, imperative skär)

  1. to cut; to perform an incision
  2. to cut; to divide something with a knife, etc.
    • 1915, Dan Andersson, Kolvaktarens Visor, Gengångare
      Men ve oss, för sent ha vi gått ur vår grav
      för att krämares domare bli -
      de män som skuro vår plågas stav
      äro döda och vandra som vi.
      But woe unto us, too late have we went out of our grave
      to become the judgers of mongers -
      the men who cut the staff of our torment
      are dead, and wander like we.
  3. to cut; to make reductions in a budget
  4. (reflexive) to cut oneself; to accidentally or intentionally hurt oneself with a sharp object
  5. (reflexive) to curdle, said of milk, a sauce, etc.
  6. (geometry) to cut; to intersect; to cross
  7. (archaic) to purify, to cleanse one's soul
  • (to perform an incision): snitta
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)


skära c

  1. sickle
Declension of skära 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skära skäran skäror skärorna
Genitive skäras skärans skärors skärornas
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Etymology 3[edit]



  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of skär.

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