From Middle Low German schap
skåp n (definite singular skåpet, indefinite plural skåp, definite plural skåpa)
- a cupboard, closet
- “skåp” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
From Old Swedish skap, from Middle Low German schap (cabinet, tub, bucket), from Old Saxon skap (tub), related to scoop. Cognate with Icelandic skápur.
- (furniture) a cabinet, a cupboard, a locker; a storage area which is not as large as a room, but which may be closed by a vertical door