verb (used without object)
Origin of skoal
Examples from the Web for skoal
Skoal to thee, Edward, for both thy foes are slain and thou shalt reign in peace.
Gerda gave me the cup her lips had just touched, and I drank "skoal" to them in turn, and so Gerda the Queen had come home.A Sea Queen's Sailing|Charles Whistler
Our skoal for them whose star goes down, Our drink the drink of men!Songs from Vagabondia|Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
But Wulnoth had fled back, and was let into the hold by the men, who cried "Skoal" to him.
Skal or skoal was the Norwegian word used in drinking a health.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
Word Origin and History for skoal
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.