EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skum

  1. Obsolete form of scum (surface impurities).
    • 1825, William Kitchiner, The Cook's Oracle
      [] by keeping the Water a certain time heating without boiling — the Meat swells — becomes tender — its fibres are dilated — and it yields a quantity of Skum, which must be taken off as soon as it appears.

VerbEdit

skum (third-person singular simple present skums, present participle skumming, simple past and past participle skummed)

  1. Obsolete form of scum (remove surface impurities).
    • (Can we date this quote by Holland and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Note by the way, that if honey be despumed, that is to say, skummed and clarified, it is evermore the better for any use.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either from an undetected Old Norse *skúm or borrowed from Middle Low German schūm, from Proto-Germanic *skūmaz m (foam), cognate with German Schaum, Dutch schuim.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /skomˀ/, [ˈsɡ̊ɔmˀ]

NounEdit

skum n (singular definite skummet, not used in plural form)

  1. foam, froth (a mass of small bubbles in a liquid)
  2. foam (plastic material with numerous small pockets of air or gas)
    Synonym: skumplast

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Compare with German Schaum

NounEdit

skum n (definite singular skummet, uncountable)

  1. foam, froth
  2. (from soap, shampoo) lather
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

skum

  1. imperative of skumme

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skum n (definite singular skummet, uncountable)

  1. foam, froth
  2. (from soap, shampoo) lather

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

skum (comparative skummare, superlative skummast)

  1. dark, not illuminated
  2. dodgy, shady; which cannot stand being made public; immoral or possibly even illegal or performing illegal actions

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of skum
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular skum skummare skummast
Neuter singular skumt skummare skummast
Plural skumma skummare skummast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 skumme skummare skummaste
All skumma skummare skummaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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NounEdit

skum n

  1. head (foam on carbonated beverages)
  2. froth, foam

DeclensionEdit

Declension of skum 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skum skummet skum skummen
Genitive skums skummets skums skummens