skyn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skyn; cognate with Danish skøn, Swedish skön.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skyn n (genitive singular skyns, no plural)

  1. sense, awareness, perception
    Synonym: skynjun
  2. understanding, comprehension
    Synonym: vit
  3. intent

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • skynja (to sense, to perceive; to understand)

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skinn, from Proto-Germanic *skinþą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skyn (plural skynnes)

  1. The skin (outer layer of the body or a portion of it)
    1. A hide, fur or skin of an animal, especially used as a garment.
    2. A prepared hide; e.g. parchment, leather, etc.
  2. A layer or cover located in the inside of the body.
  3. Any kind of rind or external layer; often referring to plants.
  4. (biblical) Part of a the material composing a tent.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: skin
  • Scots: skin

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

skyn n (definite singular skynet, indefinite plural skyn, definite plural skyna or skyni)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by skjøn

Verb[edit]

skyn

  1. imperative of skyna

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

skyn

  1. definite singular of sky