According to Vladimir Orel from *skurti. Cognate to Old Norse skyrta, Middle Low German schorte (“shirt”). From the same source like Albanian shkurt (“short”) and shkurte (“shirt”); which was probably borrowed from a Germanic language, although unlikley.
- Þetta er gömul skyrta, þú ættir að kaupa nýja.
- That's an old shirt, you should buy a new one.