A shirt




  • To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.


  • From Middle English sherte, shurte, schirte, from Old English sċyrte ("a short garment; skirt; kirtle"), from Proto-West Germanic *skurtijā, from Proto-Germanic *skurtijǭ.
  • Cognate with Saterland Frisian Schoarte, Dutch schort, German Schürze, Danish skjorte, Norwegian skjorte, Swedish skjorta, Faroese skjúrta, Icelandic skyrta.
  • English skirt is a parallel formation from Old Norse; which is a short, from the same ultimate source.
  • From Middle English sherten, shirten (also shorten), from the noun (see above).

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