askile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- + *skile, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse skjalgr ‎(askew, wry, oblique, squinting), from Proto-Germanic *skelhaz ‎(squint-eyed, sloping), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- ‎(to lean, bend; joint). Cognate with Icelandic skjálgur ‎(squinting), German scheel ‎(cross-eyed, leering, envious, jealous), Dutch scheel ‎(cross-eyed, squinting), Old English sceolh ‎(squinting, oblique, awry).

Adverb[edit]

askile ‎(comparative more askile, superlative most askile)

  1. (obsolete) Askant.