Used as a drinking toast.
To your health.
Origin of skoal
- Danish Norwegian skaal cup, skoal from Old Norse skāl bowl, drinking vessel skel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Nordic skÃ¥l, which is used for raising a toast and also means bowl. (That there is a relation to English "skull" is urban legend.)