skemma

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Originally found in placenames. Probably related to skammur (short).

Noun[edit]

skemma f (genitive singular skemmu, nominative plural skemmur)

  1. storehouse
    Skóflan er í skemmunni.
    The shovel is in the storehouse.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skemma.

Verb[edit]

skemma (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skemmdi, supine skemmt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to (usually permanently) damage, to spoil, to ruin
    Hún skemmdi bókina mína!
    She ruined my book!
    Þú skemmir mjólkina ef þú setur hana ekki í ísskápinn.
    You'll spoil the milk if you don’t put it in the fridge.
    Synonyms: skaða, skadda, laska
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