1. Alb. hell, hejë m. 'spear, spit' < PAlb. *skōla < PIE. *skel- v. 'to cut, to split' 2. Gr. σκῶλος m. ‘pointed pole; thorn, prickle’. Origin IE? "Resembles σκόλοψ 'pointed pole' and, outside Greek, Alb. hell 'spit, icicle' < *skōl-o-; without *s-, Lith. kuõlas 'pole' < *kōl-o- and OCS kolъ 'pole' < *kol-o-. These words probably all derive from PIE *kelH- v. 'to hew'.” (RB). Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "σκῶλος" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. February 27, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=9222 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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