The other thing is I can see your skull as a shield, for your brain. A hard barrier.
early 13c., probably from O.N. skalli "bald head, skull," a general Scandinavian word (cf. Swedish skulle, Norw. skult), probably related to O.E. scealu "husk" (see shell). But early prominence in southwestern texts suggests rather origin from a Dutch or Low Ger. cognate (e.g. Du. schol "turf, piece of ice," but the sense of "head bone framework" is wanting). Derivation from O.Fr. escuelle seems unlikely on grounds of sound and sense. O.E. words for skull include heafod-bolla.
Dutch (turf, piece of ice) - schol - searching for 'head bone framework' - that just what I said - a head barrier, like a shield.
What about a scally-wag, my Pop always used to call me one of those...because WAG is in the OLB, when the wag from Staveren.. a scurrying wag
Scull Shoals, Georgia USA...lol
O.E. sciell, scill, Anglian scell "seashell, eggshell," related to O.E. scealu "shell, husk," from P.Gmc. *skaljo "divide, separate" (cf. W.Fris. skyl "peel, rind," M.L.G. schelle "pod, rind, egg shell," Goth. skalja "tile"), with the notion of "covering that splits off," from PIE base *(s)kel- "to cut, cleave" (cf. O.C.S. skolika "shell," Rus. skala "bark").
SKALJO is very like SHOAL etymology of sandbar, divider, like I was saying.
Then to West Frisian it is Peel - that is really weird because that is PEL.
Then check in Old Norse what skulli is: O.N. skalli "bald head, skull
In French a bald head is a PELLE.
See, I followed Pel around everywhere before and how odd that we come back to it again with Scull, with a West Frisian element in it now.
Shoal is shell (divide, seperate P.Gmc) to W.Fr is Peel, the word SHOAL is the same as PEL. The flat. Like PLane or PLain (of water)
I can see a huge circle of words there.
I'll be back.
Edited by The Puzzler, 12 May 2011 - 03:27 AM.