skjór

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skjór, from Proto-Germanic *skaiwarō-, of uncertain ultimate origin. Possibly Proto-Indo-European *kik- (Lithuanian kḗkštas, Greek κίσσα (kíssa), Sanskrit किकिदीवि (kikidīvί, blue jay)).

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Noun[edit]

skjór m (genitive singular skjós, nominative plural skjóir)

  1. magpie (Pica pica)

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References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “skaiwaro”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 438