Skökoväldet

  • MattiasNYC

    Senior Member
    Swedish
    I think that we sometimes change an "a" to an "o" when we combine words in Swedish. So;

    skökoväldet = sköko + väldet,

    "sköka" is old fashioned for "prostituerad" and "välde" is close to "empire". So "empire of prostitutes" or "harlots".

    Now, I did a quick search for "skökovälde" and I don't think it's to be taken literally. Without reading a lot of context using that word it seems to describe a society or system where you encounter immorality, shamelessness and find sins like "gluttony" and so on.

    Sounds a bit old fashioned and within the contexts I find I also get the impression that the people that use that word imply that the better society would be pretty closely aligned with Christian values (that I would perhaps find a bit "prude").
     

    xlarousse

    Member
    Finland Finnish
    "Den period under 900-talet då påveämbetet innehades av de mest beryktade bland gangsterpolitikerna i Rom, kallas ibland för "pornokratin" eller skökoväldet"
     

    xlarousse

    Member
    Finland Finnish
    Oh I have found original text in Internet Archive. Original book is World History. A brief introduction by Joseph Reither. Original text = "the rule of harlots". !
     
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