skyrta

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Vladimir Orel from *skurti. Cognate to Old Norse skyrta, Middle Low German schorte (shirt). From the same source like Albanian shkurt (short) and shkurte (shirt); which was probably borrowed from a Germanic language, although unlikley.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

skyrta f (genitive singular skyrtu, nominative plural skyrtur)

  1. shirt
    Farðu í skyrtuna þína.
    Put your shirt on.
    Þetta er gömul skyrta, þú ættir að kaupa nýja.
    That's an old shirt, you should buy a new one.
    Ég á hvorki skyrtubindi, þannig að ég mætti bara í bol.
    I don't have a shirt or a tie, so I showed up just wearing a T-shirt.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “skyrta”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 425

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skurtijǭ.

Noun[edit]

skyrta f (genitive skyrtu)

  1. shirt

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • skyrta in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press