1600, in the meaning defined above
Danish skål, literally, cup; akin to Old Norse skāl bowl — more at scale entry 1
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“Skoal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skoal. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.
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