Skjære

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

A variant of Old Norse skjór

Noun

Skjære

  1. A (European) Magpie (Pica pica)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse skera, believed to ultimately stem from Proto-Germanic sker and Proto-Indo-European (s)ker ("to cut, to hack"). Cognate with Danish skære, Swedish skära, Faroese and Icelandic skera, Old English scieran, English shear, and Dutch and German scheren.

Verb

  1. To cut with a knife or a similar tool, to slice
    Skjære opp brødskiver = to cut a slice from a loaf of bread
  2. To cut with a sharp-edged instrument
    Hun skar seg i fingeren = She cut her finger
  3. To gnash
    Han skar tenner av sinne = He gnashed his teeth in fury
  4. To penetrate, carve, cut through
    Båten skar seg fram i bølgene = The boat pushed ("carved") it's way through the waves
  5. To intersect
    De to linjene skjærer hverandre = The two lines are crossing each other
  6. To pierce
    Det skar et skrik gjennom stillheten = A scream pierced the silence
    Han ga fra seg et skjærende(present participle) skrik - He emitted a piercing scream
  7. To swerve, sheer
    Bilen skar ut av veien = The car swerved off the road
  8. As a reflexive verb: Fail to work, fall apart
    Motoren skar seg = The engine stopped

Derived terms

ku:skjære lt:skjære nl:skjære no:skjære pl:skjære ro:skjære vi:skjære

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