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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skafa. Akin to English shave.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

skava (present tense skavar or skjev, past tense skava or skov, past participle skava or skave, present participle skavande, imperative skav)

  1. to scrape, whittle, cut something finely, e.g. bark off a tree

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Old SwedishEdit

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish skava, from Old Norse skafa, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ- (to scratch).

VerbEdit

skava (present skaver, preterite skavde, supine skavt, imperative skav)

  1. to rub, to scrape
    Mina skor skaver.
    My shoes are rubbing.
    den siste bullen, som bakas af det, som skafves från kanterna af baktråg
    the last bun, which is baked from that [dough], which is scraped from the edges of troughs

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WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skafa, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną.

VerbEdit

skava (preterite skov or skava, supine sköva or skava)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To decorticate, separate the bark from the trees.
  2. (figuratively) To whine, complain.

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