skjære

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Etymology 1[edit]

A variant of Old Norse skjór

Noun[edit]

skjære f, m ‎(definite singular skjæra or skjæren, indefinite plural skjærer, definite plural skjærene)

  1. the European magpie (Pica pica)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skera ‎(to cut), from Proto-Germanic *skeraną ‎(to shear), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- ‎(to cut). Cognate with Danish skære, Swedish skära, Faroese and Icelandic skera, Old English scieran, English shear, and Dutch and German scheren.

Verb[edit]

skjære ‎(imperative skjær, present tense skjærer, passive skjæres, simple past skar, past participle skåret, present participle skjærende)

  1. To cut with a knife or a similar tool, to slice
    Skjære opp brødskiver - to cut slices from a loaf of bread
  2. To cut with a sharp-edged instrument
    Hun skar seg i fingeren - She cut her finger
  3. To gnash
    Han skar tenner av sinne - He gnashed his teeth in fury
  4. To penetrate, carve, cut through
    Båten skar seg fram i bølgene - The boat pushed ("carved") it's way through the waves
  5. To intersect
    De to linjene skjærer hverandre - The two lines are crossing each other
  6. To pierce
    Det skar et skrik gjennom stillheten - A scream pierced the silence
    Han ga fra seg et skjærende skrik - He emitted a piercing scream
  7. To swerve, sheer
    Bilen skar ut av veien - The car swerved off the road
  8. As a reflexive verb: Fail to work, fall apart
    Motoren skar seg - The engine stopped
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