blade, paddle, shovel; a volume of any material that is scooped with a shovel
Etymology: it is unclear whether this word and related forms in Danish and Norwegian are inherited or borrowed. First attested 1529 in religious texts - a context in which MLG influence is to be expected. Compare Sw. skyffel c. 'scoop, shovel, hoe' <- MLG. schuffele
Guus Kroonen. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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