sno

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: snö and snø

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse snúa

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sno (imperative sno, infinitive at sno, present tense snor, past tense snoede, perfect tense har snoet)

  1. to twine, coil (around something)
    • 2007, Majbritte Ulrikkeholm, Hannas have og andre fortællinger, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN, page 129
      Og så lod han sin finger glide hen over en slange, som snoede sig umærkeligt rundt om Marias fødder.
      And then he let his finger glide over a snake, that inconspicously coiled itself around Maria's feet.
    • 2012, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2034: Forsvaret af Sevastopolskaja, Rosinante & Co →ISBN
      En slyngplante af kyklopagtig størrelse snoede sig rundt og rundt om tårnet.
      A creeper of cyclopic size twisted around and around the tower.
    • 2016, Rick Riordan, Magnus Chase og de nordiske guder - Kampen om sommersværdet, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      Han susede ned under ulvens bug og snoede tråden rundt om dens ben, hurtigere end Fenrisulven kunne nå at reagere, så den væltede.
      He wooshed down below the wolf's stomach and coiled the thread around its legs, faster than the wolf of Fenrir could react, so it fell.
  2. to curl, to twist
    at sno sig uden om noget
    (figuratively) to wriggle out of something
    • 2013, Cecilie Reckendorff, Den hvide ræv, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 56
      Røgen snoede sig ud mellem hans læber.
      The smoke curled its way out between his lips.
    • 2008, Dødsdømt: Flemming Helweg-Larsens beretning, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN, page 55
      Hist og her en lille blokhytte, hvor røgen snoede sig op af den primitivt klinede skorsten, men ingen mennesker at se nogetsteds.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse snúa (senses 1, 2), sense 3 related to snuse

Verb[edit]

sno (imperative sno, present tense snor, passive snos, simple past snodde, past participle snodd, present participle snoende)

  1. to twine, twist
  2. (reflexive) to turn, twist, squirm, pick one's way
  3. to blow, cold and biting

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish snō, snōa, from Old Norse *snóa, from Proto-Germanic *snōaną (to wind; twist; braid), from Proto-Indo-European *sneh₁(i)- (to twist; turn; wind; braid; plait). Compare Old Norse snúa (to turn; twist), Old High German snuoba (band; fillet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sno

  1. to twist; to turn the ends of something, usually thread, thin rope etc., in opposite directions
  2. to twist; to join together by twining one part around another
  3. (slang) to nick, to steal
  4. (colloquial, reflexive: “sno sig”) to hurry up

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Noun[edit]

sno

  1. fog; mist