skyr

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English[edit]

Vanilla skyr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Icelandic skyr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skyr (uncountable)

  1. A yogurt-like product made of curdled milk, curds stored up for food; a thick dairy product unique to Icelandic cuisine that can be traced back to the Vikings.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Icelandic skyr n, from Old Norse skyr. Doublet of skør.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skyːˀr/, [ˈsɡ̊yɐ̯ˀ] or IPA(key): /skiːr/, [ˈsɡ̊iːɐ̯]

Noun[edit]

skyr c (singular definite skyren, not used in plural form)

  1. skyr, curled milk

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skyr.

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Noun[edit]

skyr n (genitive singular skyrs, uncountable)

  1. skyr

Declension[edit]

Declension of skyr (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative skyr skyrið
accusative skyr skyrið
dative skyri skyrinum
genitive skyrs skyrsins

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse skyr (thick curdled milk, literally separated), from skera (to divide). [1][2][3]

Related to the terms Danish skør (dialect), skørost (dialect), Norwegian Nynorsk skjør (buttermilk, cultured milk), skjørost, and many similar terms in Swedish dialects. The Latin term lac concretum (thick milk) is found in Tacitus' Germania. Possibly borrowed into English as English scurvy.

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Noun[edit]

skyr n (genitive singular skyrs, no plural)

  1. skyr (yogurt-like product made of curdled milk)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J.Fritzner. Ordbog over det gamle norske Sprog. 1862, Christiania.
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, page 938-947
  3. ^ scurvy”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skírr, from Proto-Germanic *skīriz. Doublet of schyre.

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Adjective[edit]

skyr

  1. clear-coloured, pale, light, luminous, radiant
  2. (rare) clear, noticeable, discernible
  3. (rare) unadulterated, undiluted, full-strength
  4. (rare) untainted, unaffected, secure

Descendants[edit]

  • English: skire (obsolete), sheer
  • Scots: skyre

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

skyr

  1. present of sky

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

skyr

  1. present of sky