skift

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

skift (plural skifts)

  1. (Appalachia) A light dusting of snow.
    • 2010, Mark Parman, A Grouse Hunter’s Almanac: The Other Kind of Hunting (page 84)
      A skift of snow had fallen overnight on the ski trails, and Paul had yet to groom them and erase the tracks in the new snow.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse skipta (verb) and Old Norse skipti (noun), from Proto-Germanic *skiftijaną.

Noun[edit]

skift (plural skifts)

  1. share, portion, lot
    There be many knyghtes that hath envy to us; Therefore whan we shall mete at the day of justis there woll be harde skyffte for us. — Malory
  1. fate
  2. effort, attempt, try
    Make ye as good skyffte as ye can, ye shall bere this lady with you on horsebak unto the Pope of Rome. — Malory

Verb[edit]

skift (third-person singular simple present skifteth, present participle skiftende, simple past and past participle skifted)

  1. To divide, share, distribute, divide up; also, be divided
  2. To disperse, scatter ~ in sonder,
  3. To give a fair share ~ even,
    even skifted, evenly matched in number, in equal strength
  4. To arrange, ordain, cause to occur, rule, manage
    Grete godd wolde so wisely skifte all thynges.The Prose Life of Alexander
  5. To protect, save
  6. To evade, be rid of.
    be skifted of, She was aferde of hym..and she cowde not be skyfte … of hym by no meane. — Malory

Conjugation[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb skifte

Noun[edit]

skift n (definite singular skiftet, indefinite plural skift, definite plural skifta or skiftene)

  1. a change (e.g. of clothes)
  2. a shift (at work, in employment)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

skift

  1. imperative of skifte

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb skifte

Noun[edit]

skift n (definite singular skiftet, indefinite plural skift, definite plural skifta)

  1. a change (e.g. of clothes)
  2. a shift (at work, in employment)

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

skift

  1. imperative of skifta

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

skift n

  1. shift

Declension[edit]

Declension of skift 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skift skiftet skift skiften
Genitive skifts skiftets skifts skiftens

See also[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

skift n (plural skiften)

  1. order (taxonomy)