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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch scheiden, from Middle Dutch scheiden, from Old Dutch skeithan, skēthan, from Proto-Germanic *skaiþaną.

VerbEdit

skei (present skei, present participle skeidende, past participle geskei)

  1. to separate
  2. to divorce

Usage notesEdit

  • In the sense of “divorce”, the past tense often takes the construction is geskei rather than het geskei. Technically, the former can be read as a regular past tense of the passive voice, but the understanding is usually active:
My ouers is geskei toe ek vyf jaar oud was. — “My parents divorced when I was five years old.”
  • The above construction refers to the past and is clearly verbal. Beyond this, geskei can also be an adjective in a phrase like the following:
My ouers is al lank geskei. — “My parents have long been divorced.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skeið

NounEdit

skei f or m (definite singular skeia or skeien, indefinite plural skeier, definite plural skeiene)

  1. alternative form of skje

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skeið

NounEdit

skei f (definite singular skeia, indefinite plural skeier, definite plural skeiene)

  1. a spoon
  2. a spoonful

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