skilja

FaroeseEdit

VerbEdit

skilja

  1. to understand
  2. to divide

ConjugationEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

skilja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skildi, supine skilið)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to separate syn.
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to understand syn.
    Ég skil ekki.
    I don't understand.
    Fyrirgefðu, en ég skil ekki frönsku.
    I'm sorry but I don't understand French.
  3. (intransitive) to divorce syn.

SynonymsEdit

  • (separate def.): aðskilja
  • (understand def.): botna í, sjá, undirstanda (obsolete)
  • (divorce def.): slíta sambúð

Derived termsEdit

  • skilja að (to divide in two)
  • skilja frá (to separate something from something else)
  • skilja mjólkina (to separate milk and cream)
  • skiljast
  • skiljast að (to part, to separate)
  • eiga skilinn (to deserve something)
  • skilja á milli (to distinguish)
  • vera skildir að skiptum (to have nothing to do with someone from now on)
  • skilja eftir (to leave something, to leave something behind)
  • skilja ekkert í (to be unable to understand something, make no sense of something)
  • skilja sundur (to take apart)
  • skilja undan (to make an exception of)
  • skilja við (to die)
  • segja skilið við (to leave something, to put something behind one)
  • skilja hvað klukkan slær
  • ég skil ekki
  • skilinn

AnagramsEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skiljaną (to separate, limit), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kalǝ-, *(s)kelǝ- (to split, cut). Compare Old Armenian ցելում (cʿelum). Cognate with Old English scylian, scielian (to divide, separate). More at skill.

VerbEdit

skilja

  1. to part, divide, separate
  2. to break off, break up
  3. to part company, take leave
  4. to distinguish, discern
  5. to understand, find out
  6. to decide, settle
  7. to set apart, reserve for one

ReferencesEdit

  • “skilja” in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

skilja (present skiljer , preterite skilde or skiljde , supine skilt or skiljt , imperative skilj )

  1. to separate; to cause to be separate
  2. to separate; to divide into separate parts
  3. to tell apart; to discern, to differentiate
  4. to differ; to be different
  5. (reflexive) to divorce; to end one's marriage

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

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