skilja

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skilja, from Proto-Germanic *skiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH-.

Verb[edit]

skilja

  1. to understand
  2. to divide

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of skilja (group v-21-11)
infinitive skilja
supine skilt
participle (a7/a5)1 skiljandi skildur/
skiltur
present past
first singular skilji/
skili
skildi/
skilti
second singular skilur/
skilir
skildi/
skilti
third singular skilur/
skilir
skildi/
skilti
plural skilja skildu/
skiltu
imperative
singular skil!
plural skiljið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

skilja

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skilja, from Proto-Germanic *skiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

skilja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skildi, supine skilið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to separate
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to understand
    Fyrirgefðu, en ég skil ekki frönsku.
    I'm sorry but I don't understand French.
  3. (intransitive) to divorce

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

skilja n

  1. definite plural of skilje

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skilja.

Verb[edit]

skilja (present tense skil, past tense skilde, past participle skilt, passive infinitive skiljast, present participle skiljande, imperative skil)

  1. alternative form of skilje

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skiljaną (to separate, limit), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to split, cut). Compare Old Armenian ցելում (cʿelum). Cognate with Old English scylian, scielian (to divide, separate). More at skill.

Verb[edit]

skilja

  1. to part, divide, separate
  2. to break off, break up
  3. to part company, take leave
  4. to distinguish, discern
  5. to understand, find out
  6. to decide, settle
  7. to set apart, reserve for one

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: skilja
  • Faroese: skilja
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: skilja, skilje
  • Norwegian Bokmål: skille
  • Old Swedish: skilia
  • Old Danish: skilia

References[edit]

  • skilja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish skilia, from Old Norse skilja, from Proto-Germanic *skiljaną (to separate, limit), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to split, cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²ɧɪlja/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

skilja (present skiljer, preterite skilde or skiljde, supine skilt or skiljt, imperative skilj)

  1. to separate; to cause to be separate
  2. to separate; to divide into separate parts
  3. to tell apart; to discern, to differentiate
  4. to differ; to be different
  5. (reflexive) to divorce; to end one's marriage

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