skeið

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the feminine Old Norse skeið (warship; sheath; reed, sley), from Proto-Germanic *skaiþiz.

Noun[edit]

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, plural skeiðir)

  1. spoon
    Synonym: spónur
  2. sheath
    Synonyms: slíðrar, váknaskeið
  3. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: móðurskeið
  4. (poetic) ship
    Synonym: skip
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), from Proto-Germanic *skaiþaną (to separate).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, plural skeið)

  1. space of time, period
  2. distance
  3. (sports, archaic) race
  4. (school) course, class
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
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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]

  • IPA(key): /sceiːð/ (
    (file)
    )
  • Rhymes: -eiːð

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Norse skeið (a ship, a sheath), from Proto-Germanic *skaiþiz.

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.
    Synonym: skeiðarfylli
  3. (in the plural) a scabbard
    Synonym: slíður
  4. (anatomy) a vagina
    Synonyms: leggöng, slíður
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skeið (race; race course; piece of way; space of time), from Proto-Germanic *skaiþaną (to separate).

Noun[edit]

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, nominative plural skeið)

  1. (pertaining to time) a period, a span
    Synonym: tímabil
  2. a run
    Synonym: hlaup
  3. a race
    Synonym: kapphlaup
  4. (gaits, equestrianism) an amble, an easy gait
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