From Middle English schort, short, from Old English sċeort, sċort, from Proto-West Germanic *skurt, from Proto-Germanic *skurtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-.
Cognate with shirt, skirt, curt, Scots short, schort, French court, German kurz, Old High German scurz (whence Middle High German schurz), Old Norse skorta (whence Danish skorte), Albanian shkurt, Latin curtus, Proto-Slavic *kortъkъ. curt. More at shirt.
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