EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a- + *skile, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse skjalgr(askew, wry, oblique, squinting), from Proto-Germanic *skelhaz(squint-eyed, sloping), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel-(to lean, bend; joint). Cognate with Icelandic skjálgur(squinting), German scheel(cross-eyed, leering, envious, jealous), Dutch scheel(cross-eyed, squinting), Old English sceolh(squinting, oblique, awry).

AdverbEdit

askile ‎(comparative more askile, superlative most askile)

  1. (obsolete) Askant.