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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Originally found in placenames. Probably related to skammur (short).

NounEdit

skemma f (genitive singular skemmu, nominative plural skemmur)

  1. storehouse
    Skóflan er í skemmunni.
    The shovel is in the storehouse.
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse skemma.

VerbEdit

skemma (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skemmdi, supine skemmt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to (usually permanently) damage, to spoil, to ruin
    Hún skemmdi bókina mína!
    She ruined my book!
    Þú skemmir mjólkina ef þú setur hana ekki í ísskápinn.
    You'll spoil the milk if you don’t put it in the fridge.
    Synonyms: skaða, skadda, laska
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