From Old Norse kyrtill, cognate with English kirtle.
kyrtill m (genitive singular kyrtils, nominative plural kyrtlar)
- gown, tunic, robe
- Luke 6:29 (English, Icelandic)
- Slái þig einhver á kinnina, skaltu og bjóða hina, og taki einhver yfirhöfn þína, skaltu ekki varna honum að taka kyrtilinn líka.
- If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
- Women dressed in 14th century kirtles busy with cutting and sewing linen cloth.
Probably borrowed from Latin curtus (“short”), along with Old English cyrtel.
- (clothing) kirtle, tunic (a one-piece garment)
- Entry "kyrtill" on page 256 in: Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Islandic", Oxford at the Claredon Press (1910).
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.