CET6 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL
可能来自古诺斯语 skalli,秃头，词源同 shell,外壳，壳体。
- skull:  The Old English word for ‘skull’ was hēafodpanne, literally ‘head-pan’. It has never been firmly established where its Middle English replacement skull came from, but is seems more than likely that it was borrowed from a Scandinavian language (Swedish and Norwegian have skalle ‘skull’).
- skull (n.)
- "bony framework of the head," c. 1200, probably from Old Norse skalli "a bald head, skull," a general Scandinavian word (compare Swedish skulle, Norwegian skult), probably related to Old English scealu "husk" (see shell (n.)). But early prominence in southwestern texts suggests rather origin from a Dutch or Low German cognate (such as Dutch schol "turf, piece of ice," but the sense of "head bone framework" is wanting). Derivation from Old French escuelle seems unlikely on grounds of sound and sense. Old English words for skull include heafod-bolla.
- 1. He has received extensive corrective surgery to his skull.
- 2. The patient's brain activity is monitored via electrodes taped to the skull.
- 3. He had already clipped his hair close to the skull.
- 4. Her husband was later treated for a fractured skull.
- 5. One bullet shattered his skull.
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