See also: skar, skår, and skær



  • IPA(key): /ɧæːr/
  • Rhymes: -æːr
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish skær, from Old Norse skærr (pure, bright, clear), in turn from Proto-Germanic *skairiz (pure, sheer), from Proto-Indo-European *sḱēy- (luster, gloss, shadow). Cognate with Danish skær, German schier (sheer), Dutch schier (almost), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍂𐍃 (skeirs, clear, lucid). Outside Germanic, cognate to Albanian hirrë (whey, serum).


en skär damsko
a pink women's shoe

skär (comparative skärare, superlative skärast)

  1. pink; having a color between red and white, sometimes with a hint of beige, as in the skin color of white people.
  2. (dated) pure, clean
Inflection of skär
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular skär skärare skärast
Neuter singular skärt skärare skärast
Plural skära skärare skärast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 skäre skärare skäraste
All skära skärare skäraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
  • (pink): rosa (never with a beige hue)
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse sker. Cognate to English skerry, Irish sceir, Scottish Gaelic sgeir, Danish skær, Norwegian Bokmål skjær, Norwegian Nynorsk skjer, Icelandic sker and Faroese sker.


skär n

  1. a skerry, an island (especially a small rocky island)
Declension of skär 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skär skäret skär skären
Genitive skärs skärets skärs skärens
Derived termsEdit
  • Russian: шхе́ра (šxéra)

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. present tense of skära.
  2. imperative of skära.