Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse skynja, from skyn (sense, perception, understanding).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

skynja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative skynjaði, supine skynjað)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to sense, to perceive
    Synonym: finna
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to understand, to comprehend
    Synonym: skilja

Conjugation edit

Related terms edit

  • skyn (intelligence, understanding; sense, perception, awareness)
  • skynjun (perception)
  • skynsemi (sense, reason)
  • skynugur (bright, clever, sensible)
  • skynvilla (hallucination)

Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

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Verb edit


  1. perceive

Descendants edit

References edit

  • skynja”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press