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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the feminine Old Norse skeið (warship; sheath; reed, sley).

NounEdit

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, plural skeiðir)

  1. spoon
  2. sheath
  3. (anatomy) vagina
  4. (poetic) ship
DeclensionEdit
Declension of skeið
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skeið skeiðin skeiðir skeiðirnar
accusative skeið skeiðina skeiðir skeiðirnar
dative skeið skeiðini skeiðum skeiðunum
genitive skeiðar skeiðarinnar skeiða skeiðanna
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Etymology 2Edit

From the neuter Old Norse skeið (race; race course; piece of way; space of time).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, plural skeið)

  1. space of time, period
  2. distance
  3. (sports, archaic) race
  4. (school) course, class
DeclensionEdit
Declension of skeið
n4 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative skeið skeiðið skeið skeiðini
accusative skeið skeiðið skeið skeiðini
dative skeið, skeiði skeiðnum skeiðum skeiðunum
genitive skeiðs skeiðsins skeiða skeiðanna
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ReferencesEdit
  1. ^ V. U. Hammershaimb: Færøsk Anthologi. Copenhagen 1891, 3rd edition Tórshavn 1991 (p 292)
  2. ^ Skaj in: Jens Christian Svabo: Dictionarium Færoense : Færøsk-dansk-latinsk ordbog. (ed. Christian Matras after manuscripts from late 18th century). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1966. (p. 729)

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sceiːð/ (
    (file)
    )
  • Rhymes: -eiːð

Etymology 1Edit

From the Old Norse skeið (a ship, a sheath).

NounEdit

skeið f (genitive singular skeiðar, nominative plural skeiðar)

  1. a spoon
  2. a spoonful, a spoon
    Ein skeið af sykri.
    One spoonful of sugar.
  3. (in the plural) a scabbard
  4. (anatomy) a vagina; (the passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals)
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

skeið n (genitive singular skeiðs, nominative plural skeið)

  1. (pertaining to time) a period, a span
  2. a run
  3. a race
  4. (gaits, horses) an amble, an easy gait
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