skeið

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the feminine Old Norse skeið (warship; sheath; reed, sley).

Noun[edit]

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, plural skeiðir)

  1. spoon
  2. sheath
  3. (anatomy) vagina
  4. (poetic) ship
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Declension[edit]
Declension of skeið
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skeið skeiðin skeiðir skeiðirnar
accusative skeið skeiðina skeiðir skeiðirnar
dative skeið skeiðini skeiðum skeiðunum
genitive skeiðar skeiðarinnar skeiða skeiðanna

Etymology 2[edit]

From the neuter Old Norse skeið (race; race course; piece of way; space of time).

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Noun[edit]

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, plural skeið)

  1. space of time, period
  2. distance
  3. (sports, archaic) race
  4. (school) course, class
Derived terms[edit]
Declension[edit]
Declension of skeið
n4 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skeið skeiðið skeið skeiðini
accusative skeið skeiðið skeið skeiðini
dative skeið, skeiði skeiðnum skeiðum skeiðunum
genitive skeiðs skeiðsins skeiða skeiðanna
References[edit]
  1. ^ V. U. Hammershaimb: Færøsk Anthologi. Copenhagen 1891, 3rd edition Tórshavn 1991 (p 292)
  2. ^ Skaj in: Jens Christian Svabo: Dictionarium Færoense : Færøsk-dansk-latinsk ordbog. (ed. Christian Matras after manuscripts from late 18th century). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1966. (p. 729)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Norse skeið (a ship, a sheath).

Noun[edit]

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, nominative plural skeiðar)

  1. a spoon
  2. a spoonful, a spoon
    Ein skeið af sykri.
    One spoonful of sugar.
  3. (in the plural) a scabbard
  4. (anatomy) a vagina; (the passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, nominative plural skeið)

  1. (pertaining to time) a period, a span
  2. a run
  3. a race
  4. (gaits, horses) an amble, an easy gait
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