skafa

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See also: skäfä and şkafa

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skafa, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ- (to scratch).

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skafa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative skóf, third-person plural past indicative skófu, supine skafið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to scrape, to scratch off
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to pare
  3. (impersonal, of snow) to drift

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Noun[edit]

skafa f (genitive singular sköfu, nominative plural sköfur)

  1. scraper

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skabaną.

Verb[edit]

skafa

  1. to scrape with a blunt instrument
  2. to shave so as to make smooth
  3. to shave

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References[edit]

  • skafa in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press