See also: SKU and ску

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch schuw, from Middle Dutch schu.

AdjectiveEdit

sku (attributive skuwe, comparative skuwer, superlative skuuste)

  1. shy

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the verb skue.

VerbEdit

sku

  1. imperative of skue

NounEdit

sku n (definite singular skuet, indefinite plural sku, definite plural skua or skuene)

  1. a view, sight

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of the phrase så gud hjelpe meg, as are also Danish sgu and sågu.

InterjectionEdit

sku

  1. so help me God!

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse skúfr. Cognate with Faroese skúgvur.

NounEdit

sku m (definite singular skuen, indefinite plural skuer, definite plural skuene)

  1. (dialectal) great skua

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

sku

  1. (dialectal, informal) Apocopic form of skulle
    • 2013, Mark Twain, Bjørn Alex Herrman, transl., Huckleberry Finns opplevelser[1], Oslo: De norske bokklubbene, translation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, →ISBN, page 7:
      Men Tom Sawyer, han spora meg opp og sa at'n sku starte en røverbande, og at jeg kunne få være med hvis jeg dro tilbake til enka og blei respektabel.
      But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers, and I might join if I would go back to the widow and be respectable.

ReferencesEdit

  • “sku” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • sku” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skulu.

VerbEdit

sku

  1. (archaic or colloquial, dialectal, informal) Apocopic form of skulla and skulle
    • 1923 June 23, “Daa eg og han Torbjørn sku avstad og skifta jolebrennevin”, in Sunnhordalendingen[2], page 2:
      Torbjørn sku staa fyr tappingi []
      Torbjorn would be responsible for the bottling []

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