Etymology
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skoal (interj.)

also skol, Scandinavian toasting word, c. 1600, from Danish skaal "a toast," literally "bowl, cup," from Old Norse skal "bowl, drinking vessel," originally a cup made from a shell, from Proto-Germanic *skelo, from PIE root *skel- (1) "to cut." The word first appears in Scottish English, and may have been connected to the visit of James VI of Scotland to Denmark in 1589.

updated on May 22, 2017

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