Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *skībǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *skeyp- (to cut, part, divide, separate), from *skey-.[1]

Noun

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skífa f

  1. a slice
  2. a thin surface

Descendants

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  • Danish: skive
  • Faroese: skiva
  • Icelandic: skífa
  • Norwegian Bokmål: skive
  • Swedish: skiva

References

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  • skífa at Copenhagen University's Old Norse Dictionary.
  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) chapter 2739, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 2739