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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* (obsolete) skean

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _skeyne_, Old French _escaigne_, French _écagne_, probably of Celtic origin, from Proto-Indo-European _*skend-_ (“to split off”)

From Middle English skeyne, Old French escaigne, French écagne, probably of Celtic origin, from Proto-Indo-European *skend- (to split off)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: skān, IPA(key): /skeɪn/ * Rhymes: -eɪn

  • enPR: skān, IPA(key): /skeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

SKEIN (_plural_ SKEINS) * 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. * (figuratively) A web, a weave, a tangle. * 1923, Arthur Conan Doyle, _The Adventure of the Creeping Man_: The practical application of what I have said is very close to the problem which I am investigating. It is a tangled SKEIN, you understand. and I am looking for a loose end. * (wagonmaking) A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle. (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?) * (zoology, provincial England) A group of wild fowl, (e.g. geese, goslings) when they are in flight. * (sports) A winning streak. TRANSLATIONS

skein (plural skeins)

  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. (figuratively) A web, a weave, a tangle.
  3. (wagonmaking) A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  4. (zoology, provincial England) A group of wild fowl, (e.g. geese, goslings) when they are in flight.
  5. (sports) A winning streak.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* gaggle * wedge

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

SKEIN (_third-person singular simple present_ SKEINS, _present participle_ SKEINING, _simple past and past participle_ SKEINED) * To wind or weave into a skein

skein (third-person singular simple present skeins, present participle skeining, simple past and past participle skeined)

  1. To wind or weave into a skein

Que a categoria em FAROESE - PRONUNCIATION
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Faroese - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /skaiːn/

  • IPA(key): /skaiːn/

Que a categoria em FAROESE - NOUN
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Faroese - Noun

SKEIN f (_genitive singular_ SKEINAR_, plural_ SKEINIR) * (_kvæði_) scratch, small wound RELATED TERMS * (common): skeina DECLENSION

skein f (genitive singular skeinar, plural skeinir)

  1. (kvæði) scratch, small wound

Related terms

Declension

Que a categoria em FAROESE - VERB
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Faroese - Verb

SKEIN * shone, singular past tense form of _skína_ (to shine)

skein

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

Que a categoria em NORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Norwegian Bokmål - Alternative Forms

* skinte

Que a categoria em NORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - VERB
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Norwegian Bokmål - Verb

SKEIN * simple past of _skinne_

skein

  1. simple past of skinne


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