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English

Etymology

Old English skeyne, Old French escaigne, French écagne, probably of Celtic origin

Pronunciation

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Noun

Singular
skein

Plural
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  1. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel. A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread round a fifty-four inch reel.
  2. (wagon- aking) A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.
  3. (zoology, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A group of wild fowl, (e.g. geese, goslings) when they are in flight.

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Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

skein f.

  1. (kvæði) scratch, small wound

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Declension

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skein skeinin skeinir skeinirnar
Accusative skein skeinina skeinir skeinirnar
Dative skein skeinini skeinum skeinunum
Genitive skeinar skeinarinnar skeina skeinanna


Verb

skein

  1. shone, singular past tense form of skína (to shine)

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