skoal

skoal

[skohl]
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; < Danish skaal, Norwegian, Swedish skål; compare Old Norse skāl bowl

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skol or skoal (skɒl, skəʊl)
 
sentence substitute
1.  good health! (a drinking toast)
 
vb , skols, skolling, skolled
2.  informal (Austral) to down (an alcoholic drink) in one go
 
[C16: from Danish skaal bowl, from Old Norse skal; see scale²]
 
skoal or skoal
 
sentence substitute
 
vb
 
[C16: from Danish skaal bowl, from Old Norse skal; see scale²]

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skoal
Scand. toasting word, 1600, from Dan. skaal "a toast," lit. "bowl, cup," from O.N., originally a cup made from a shell, from P.Gmc. *skelo, from PIE *(s)kel- "to cut" (see shell). The word first appears in Scottish Eng., and may have been connected to the visit of James VI
of Scotland to Denmark in 1589.
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