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

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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

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

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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

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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

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]

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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