- (used as a toast in drinking someone's health.)
- a toast.
- to drink a toast.
Origin of skoal
Examples from the Web for skoal
Historical Examples of skoal
But Wulnoth had fled back, and was let into the hold by the men, who cried "Skoal" to him.
This, I suspect, is to be about her first real tussle; skoal to the victor!The Tinder-Box
Maria Thompson Daviess
Skal or skoal was the Norwegian word used in drinking a health.Days of the Discoverers
Then did the vikings leap up and run to Wulnoth and lift him, and carry him round on their shoulders, crying "Skoal" to him.
Skoal to thee, Edward, for both thy foes are slain and thou shalt reign in peace.
also skol, Scandinavian toasting word, c.1600, from Danish skaal "a toast," literally "bowl, cup," from Old Norse skal "bowl, drinking vessel," originally a cup made from a shell, from Proto-Germanic *skelo, from PIE *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (see shell (n.)). The word first appears in Scottish English, and may have been connected to the visit of James VI of Scotland to Denmark in 1589.