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skoal

[skohl] /skoʊl/
interjection
1.
(used as a toast in drinking someone's health.)
noun
2.
a toast.
verb (used without object)
3.
to drink a toast.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Danish skaal, Norwegian, Swedish skål; compare Old Norse skāl bowl
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British Dictionary definitions for skoal

skol

/skɒl/
sentence substitute
1.
good health! (a drinking toast)
verb (transitive) skols, skolling, skolled
2.
(Austral, informal) to down (an alcoholic drink) in one go
Word Origin
C16: from Danish skaal bowl, from Old Norse skal; see scale²
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Word Origin and History for 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 *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (see shell (n.)). The word first appears in Scottish English, and may have been connected to the visit of James VI of Scotland to Denmark in 1589.

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