EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Obscure origin, possibly related to askance.[1]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sken (third-person singular simple present skens, present participle skenning, simple past and past participle skenned)

  1. (Northern English) to squint
    • 1989, Marie Joseph, A World Apart, page 344:
      She's about seventy and skens like a basket of whelks, but she's as good as any doctor.
    • 1861, Edwin Waugh, "The Birtle Carter's Tale About Owd Bodle":
      He skens ill enough to crack a lookin'-glass.
  2. (Northern English) to glance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “sken”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

AnagramsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

VerbEdit

skēn

  1. first/third-person past indicative of skinan

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɧeːn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

sken n

  1. an appearance; guise
    skenet bedrar
    the appearance may fool you
  2. a (strong) light
    månens matta sken
    the dim light of the moon
  3. bolting

DeclensionEdit

Declension of sken 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sken skenet sken skenen
Genitive skens skenets skens skenens

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

sken

  1. past tense of skina.

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skin, from skína, whence skiin.

NounEdit

sken n

  1. drought

Derived termsEdit