From Middle Dutch scoe, scoech, with the original plural reanalysed as a singular form. From Old Dutch *skuoh, *skuo, from Proto-Germanic *skōhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *skeuk-, from *(s)keu- (“to cover”). Compare Low German Schoh, German Schuh, West Frisian skoech, English shoe, Danish sko. More at English shoe.
- shoe (footwear)