Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse skyn; cognate with Danish skøn, Swedish skön.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

skyn n (genitive singular skyns, no plural)

  1. sense, awareness, perception
    Synonym: skynjun
  2. understanding, comprehension
    Synonym: vit
  3. intent

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

  • skynja (to sense, to perceive; to understand)

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse skinn, from Proto-Germanic *skinþą.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

skyn (plural skynnes)

  1. The skin (outer layer of the body or a portion of it)
    1. A hide, fur or skin of an animal, especially used as a garment.
    2. A prepared hide (such as parchment or leather)
  2. A layer or cover located in the inside of the body.
  3. A rind or external layer (especially of a plant).
  4. (biblical) Part of the material composing a tent.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: skin
  • Scots: skin
  • Yola: skien

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

skyn n (plural skynet)

  1. (pre-1938) alternative form of skjøn

Verb edit

skyn

  1. imperative of skyna

Swedish edit

Noun edit

skyn

  1. definite singular of sky