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skilling1

[skil-ing] /ˈskɪl ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a former silver coin of Denmark, Sweden, and the Danish West Indies.
2.
any of various former copper coins of Sweden and Norway.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Danish; cognate with shilling

skilling2

[skil-ing] /ˈskɪl ɪŋ/
noun
1.

skill2

[skil] /skɪl/
verb (used without object), Archaic.
1.
to matter.
2.
to help; avail.
Origin
1150-1200; Middle English skilien < Old Norse skilja to distinguish, divide, akin to skil (see skill1), Old English scylian to separate, Gothic skilja butcher, Lithuanian skélti to split
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British Dictionary definitions for skilling

skilling

/ˈskɪlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a former Scandinavian coin of low denomination
Word Origin
C18: from Danish and Swedish; see shilling

skill

/skɪl/
noun
1.
special ability in a task, sport, etc, esp ability acquired by training
2.
something, esp a trade or technique, requiring special training or manual proficiency
3.
(obsolete) understanding
Derived Forms
skill-less, skilless, adjective
Word Origin
C12: from Old Norse skil distinction; related to Middle Low German schēle, Middle Dutch geschil difference
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Word Origin and History for skilling

skill

n.

late 12c., "power of discernment," from Old Norse skil "distinction, ability to make out, discernment, adjustment," related to skilja (v.) "to separate; discern, understand," from Proto-Germanic *skaljo- "divide, separate" (cf. Swedish skäl "reason," Danish skjel "a separation, boundary, limit," Middle Low German schillen "to differ," Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schele "separation, discrimination;" see shell (n.)). Sense of "ability, cleverness" first recorded early 13c.

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