See also: skal, skäl, skål, and škál

FaroeseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skál (bowl), from Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skál f (genitive singular skálar, plural skálir)

  1. bowl
  2. drinking glass, tumbler
  3. weighing scale
  4. Libra

DeclensionEdit

Declension of skál
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skál skálin skálir skálirnar
accusative skál skálina skálir skálirnar
dative skál skálini skálum skálunum
genitive skálar skálarinnar skála skálanna

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skaal in: Jens Christian Svabo: Dictionarium Færoense : Færøsk-dansk-latinsk ordbog. (ed. Christian Matras after manuscripts from late 18th century). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1966. (p. 727)

InterjectionEdit

skál

  1. cheers (after the meaning of skál as drinking glas)

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skál, from Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skál f (genitive singular skálar, nominative plural skálar)

  1. bowl
  2. the act of performing a toast
  3. (orthography) breve

DeclensionEdit

or, for the meaning “toast”, or sometimes in older language for other senses:

SynonymsEdit

  • (performing toast): minni

InterjectionEdit

skál!

  1. cheers!

See alsoEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skēlō.

NounEdit

skál f

  1. bowl
  2. scale

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: skál
  • Faroese: skál
  • Norwegian:
  • Swedish: skål
  • Danish: skål

ReferencesEdit

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press