skygge

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

skygge c (singular definite skyggen, plural indefinite skygger)

  1. shadow
  2. (uncountable) shade
    Der er 30 grader i skyggen.
    It is 30 degrees in the shade.

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

skygge ‎(imperative skyg, infinitive at skygge, present tense skygger, past tense skyggede, perfect tense har skygget)

  1. to block the light, casting something into darkness
    Jeg kan ikke læse når du skygger for lampen.
    I cannot read when you block the lamplight.
    • 2003, Gyldendals Minilex. Biologi, Gyldendal Uddannelse (ISBN 9788702028096), page 71
      I søer medfører e ofte en tæt bestand af ▻alger i overfladen; algerne skygger for lyset til bundvegetationen, som derved uddør.
      In lakes, e often results in a dense population of algae in the surface area; the algae block the light for the vegetation on the bottom, which, consequently, die out.
    • 2007, Gyldendals farveflora, Gyldendal A/S (ISBN 9788702045031), page 34
      Trækronerne bliver små og når sammen i toppen, bladene skygger for lyset så de nederste grene går ud, og stammerne bliver lange og lige.
      The treetops become small and reach together in the top, the leaves block the light such that the lowest branches die, and the trunks become long and straight.
  2. to block someone's line of vision
    • 2014, Lise Legarth, Kaj Albert Thomasen, Erindringsglimt: En brevveksling mellem to søskende, BoD – Books on Demand (ISBN 9788771457278), page 319
      Er man som ung bare pr definition "et andet sted”, hvor redebyggeriet og ens ungdommelige livslyst skygger for udsigten til livets barske realiteter.[sic]
      Is one, as a young person, just per definiton "somewhere else", where the nesting and one's youthful joie de vivre block the view of the harsh realities of life.
    • 2013, Hanne Marie Svendsen, Himmelsten: Erindringsskitser og billeder fra Skagen, Gyldendal A/S (ISBN 9788702153576)
      Stort set var byen fascinerende, skønt der var alt for mange høje huse, der skyggede for himlen og spærrede for drømmene.
      Generally, the city was fascinating, although there were much too many tall houses, that blocked out the sky and blocked the dreams.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse skuggi

Noun[edit]

skygge m ‎(definite singular skyggen, indefinite plural skygger, definite plural skyggene)

  1. a shadow (dark image projected onto a surface)
    kaste skygge - cast a shadow
  2. shade
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse skyggja and skyggva; from English shadow (sense 2)

Verb[edit]

skygge ‎(imperative skygg, present tense skygger, simple past skygga or skygget or skygde, past participle skygga or skygget or skygd)

  1. to shade (from direct light)
  2. to shadow (follow somebody)
Derived terms[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

skygge

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of skygg.