skel

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch schelden, from Middle Dutch schelden, from Old Dutch skeldan, from Proto-Germanic *skeldaną.

Verb[edit]

skel (present skel, present participle skellende, past participle geskel)

  1. to use insults, to swear, to hurl abuse

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish skial, sk(i)æl, from Old Norse *skjal n, from Proto-Germanic *skilą (division), cognate with Norwegian skjell, Swedish skäl. Related to *skiljaną (see skille).

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Noun[edit]

skel n (singular definite skellet, plural indefinite skel)

  1. boundary, dividing line (between two houses)
  2. barrier (e.g. between classes)
  3. distinction

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Faroese[edit]

skeljar

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skel, from Proto-Germanic *skaljō.

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Noun[edit]

skel f (genitive singular skeljar, plural skeljar)

  1. shell (The calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. )

Declension[edit]

f8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skel skelin skeljar skeljarnar
Accusative skel skelina skeljar skeljarnar
Dative skel skelini skeljum skeljunum
Genitive skeljar skeljarinnar skelja skeljanna


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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skel, from Proto-Germanic *skaljō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skel f (genitive singular skeljar, nominative plural skeljar)

  1. shell, husk

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skaljō, whence also English shell.

Noun[edit]

skel f (genitive skeljar, plural skeljar)

  1. shell

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: skel f
  • Faroese: skel f
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: skjel f or n
  • Norwegian Bokmål: skjell m or f or n

References[edit]

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

Westrobothnian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

skel n

  1. 18 barrel of grain.

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