DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skuld, from Proto-Germanic *skuldiz, cognate with Swedish skuld, German Schuld. Derived from *skulaną (Danish skulle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /skylˀ/, [ˈsɡ̊ylˀ]

NounEdit

skyld c (singular definite skylden, not used in plural form)

  1. blame, guilt (responsibility for wrongdoing)
  2. fault (responsibility for a mistake)
    Der var ingen tvivl om den anklagedes skyld.
    There was no doubt about the accused's guilt.
    Det er din skyld at vi tabte matchen.
    It's your fault that we lost the match.
  3. sake
    Det er kun for børnenes skyld at vi endnu ikke er blevet skilt.
    It is only for the children's sake that we have not yet divorced.
  4. debt
    Og forlad os vor skyld,
    Lord's Prayer And forgive us our debts,

DeclensionEdit

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VerbEdit

skyld

  1. imperative of skylde

Further readingEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse skuld, skyld

NounEdit

skyld f or m (definite singular skylda or skylden, indefinite plural skylder, definite plural skyldene)

  1. blame
  2. fault
  3. guilt
  4. sake
    for sikkerhets skyld - for safety's sake
    Er de ikke alle tjenende ånder, som sendes ut til tjeneste for deres skyld som skal arve frelse?
    Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
  5. debt

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse skuld.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

skyld f (definite singular skylda, indefinite plural skylder, definite plural skyldene)

  1. blame
  2. fault
  3. guilt
  4. sake
    for sikkerheits skyld
    for safety's sake
  5. debt
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

skyld (neuter singular skyld or skylde, definite singular and plural skylde)

  1. past participle of skylja

VerbEdit

skyld

  1. (non-standard since 2012) supine of skylja

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

skyld

  1. imperative of skylda

ReferencesEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *skelduz.

NounEdit

skyld n (plural skylden, diminutive skyldsje)

  1. shield

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • skyld (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011