skoal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish/Norwegian/Swedish skål, which is used when making a toast and also means "bowl".

Interjection[edit]

skoal

  1. A toast when drinking, roughly equivalent to cheers.

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Verb[edit]

skoal (third-person singular simple present skoals, present participle skoaling, simple past and past participle skoaled)

  1. To make such a toast.
    • 1971, Linda Wolfe, McCall's introduction to Scandinavian cooking, page 5:
      With their aquavit the Scandinavians observe a lovely ritual called skoaling, or "toasting." Skoaling is more formal, however, than toasting is in our country. At a dinner party the host always skoals first.

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian skūle, ultimately from Latin schola

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Noun[edit]

skoal c (plural skoalen, diminutive skoaltsje)

  1. school (of fish)

Further reading[edit]

  • skoal”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011