An example of skill is the capability to produce fine works of art.
An example of skill is basket weaving.
Origin of skill
- Middle English skil from Old Norse discernment skel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English skilen (also schillen), partly from Old English scylian, scielian (“to separate, part, divide off"); and partly from Old Norse skilja (“to divide, separate"); both from Proto-Germanic *skilÅnÄ…, *skiljanÄ… (“to divide, limit"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kalÇ-, *(s)kelÇ- (“to split, cut"). Cognate with Danish skille (“to separate, discard"), Swedish skilja (“to distinguish, differentiate, part"), Icelandic skilja (“to understand"), Dutch schelen (“to make a difference").
- From Middle English skill, skille (also schil, schile), from Old English *scile and Old Norse skil (“a distinction, discernment, knowledge"), from Proto-Germanic *skilin (“separation, limit"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kalÇ-, *(s)kelÇ- (“to split, cut"). Cognate with Danish skel (“a separation, boundary, divide"), Swedish skÃ¤l (“reason"), Dutch verschil (“difference") and schillen (“to sperate the outer layer (schil) from the product", verb).