IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Vladimir Orel from *skurti. Cognate to Old Norse skyrta, Middle Low German schorte (shirt). From the same source like Albanian shkurt (short) and shkurte (shirt); which was probably borrowed from a Germanic language, although unlikley.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

skyrta f (genitive singular skyrtu, nominative plural skyrtur)

  1. shirt
    Farðu í skyrtuna þína.
    Put your shirt on.
    Þetta er gömul skyrta, þú ættir að kaupa nýja.
    That's an old shirt, you should buy a new one.
    Ég á hvorki skyrtubindi, þannig að ég mætti bara í bol.
    I don't have a shirt or a tie, so I showed up just wearing a T-shirt.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “skyrta”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 425