From Proto-Germanic *skipą, perhaps ultimately a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *skei- (“cut, separate”). Cognate with Old Frisian skip (West Frisian skip), Old Saxon skip (Low German Schipp), Dutch schip, Old High German skif (German Schiff), Old Norse skip (Swedish skepp, Norwegian skip, Danish skib), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip).
- And se here þa ætbærst, buton an scip þær man ofsloh. And then the army escaped, except for one ship whose crew was slain. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicles)
- Alternative spelling of