See also: åska, äska, and Aška

Icelandic

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse aska, from Proto-Germanic *askǭ.

Noun

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aska f (genitive singular ösku, no plural)

  1. ashes, ash
    Aska hylur vígvöllinn eftir að sprengjurnar féllu.
    The battlefield is covered in ashes after the bombs had fallen.
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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aska

  1. indefinite accusative plural of askur
  2. indefinite genitive plural of askur

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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aska m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of aske

Old High German

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Noun

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aska f

  1. Alternative spelling of asca

Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *askǭ, whence also Old English æsce (English ash), Old Saxon aska (Middle Low German asche), Old High German asca (German Asche), Dutch as, West Frisian jiske, Gothic 𐌰𐌶𐌲𐍉 (azgō).

Noun

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aska f

  1. ashes, ash

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Descendants

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  • Icelandic: aska
  • Faroese: øska
  • Norwegian:
    Bokmål: aske
    Nynorsk: oske, oska
  • Old Swedish: aska
  • Old Danish: askæ

References

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

Old Saxon

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *askā, whence also Old English æsce, Old High German asca, Old Norse aska.

Noun

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aska f

  1. ash (combustion residue)

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Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Norse aska, from Proto-Germanic *askǭ, probably from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eHs-.

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Noun

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aska c (uncountable)

  1. ashes, ash

Declension

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Declension of aska 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative aska askan
Genitive askas askans
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Verb

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aska (present askar, preterite askade, supine askat, imperative aska)

  1. to ash, to remove ashes from a cigaret, smoking pipe, stove, or burner
  2. to coat or cover (goat cheese) with ash

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