Probably from Gmc* skurtaz 'short', compare Old High German skurz, Old English sceort, reflected also in Albanian shkurte (“shirt”), from Gmc*skurta ~*skurti, compare Old Norse skyrta, Middle Low German schorte (“shirt”). Another possibility is from Vulgar Latin *excurtus (cf. Romanian scurt), from Latin curtus.
- in short, in brief, in sum
- ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.425