ske

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See also: -ške

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɡ̊eˀ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːˀ

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German schēn, from Proto-Germanic *skehaną (to move quickly, emerge). Cognate with German geschehen and Dutch geschieden. Norwegian skje and Swedish ske were also borrowed from Low German.

Verb[edit]

ske (imperative ske, infinitive at ske, present tense sker, past tense skete, perfect tense er sket)

  1. be
  2. happen, occur
  3. take place
  4. come about
  5. be done, be made
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Descendants[edit]
  • Faroese: ske
  • Icelandic: ske

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skeið f (reed, sley), from Proto-Germanic *skaiþiz (sheath, covering), which is also continued by the Danish noun skede (sheath) (an old plural, cf. Old Norse skeiðir f pl (sheath)). Cognate with Norwegian skje (spoon) and skjede (sheath), Swedish sked (spoon), German Scheide (sheath) and English sheath.

Noun[edit]

ske c (singular definite skeen, plural indefinite skeer)

  1. spoon
  2. ladle
  3. trowel
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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish ske, from Middle Low German schên.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ske (third person singular past indicative skeddi, third person plural past indicative skett, supine skett)

  1. (archaic, colloquial) to happen, occur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish ske, from Middle Low German schên

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Verb[edit]

ske (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skeði, supine skeð)

  1. to happen, occur
    Hvernig getur svona skeð?
    How can something like this happen?

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ske

  1. Alternative form of sky

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish ske, from Middle Low German schên. Cognate with Danish ske, Norwegian skje, German geschehen, Dutch geschieden, Limburgish sji-jje.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ske (present sker, preterite skedde, supine skett, imperative ske)

  1. (impersonal) to happen; in particular what happens during some extended period of time

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Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tocharian B skeye.

Noun[edit]

ske

  1. zeal, effort