skøn

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See also: skön

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German schö̂ne, from Old Saxon skōni, from Proto-Germanic *skauniz (beautiful, shining).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skœn/, [sɡ̊œnˀ]

Adjective[edit]

skøn

  1. beautiful
  2. lovely, great, fantastic
  3. delicious
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of skøn
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular skøn skønnere skønnest2
Neuter singular skønt skønnere skønnest2
Plural skønne skønnere skønnest2
Definite attributive1 skønne skønnere skønneste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skyn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skœn/, [sɡ̊œnˀ]

Noun[edit]

skøn n (singular definite skønnet, plural indefinite skøn)

  1. opinion, judgement, judgment
  2. estimate
  3. discretion (the freedom to make one's own judgements)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skœn/, [sɡ̊œnˀ]

Verb[edit]

skøn

  1. imperative of skønne