>Perhaps three roots are needed then:
> At 4:47:11 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2012, dgkilday57
> > For OE <sceacel> 'shackle, fetter' we should probably
> > compare ON <skakkr> 'limping'
> That's one possible sense, but it's more generally 'skew,
> wry, distorted; unequal' (Fritzner: 'skjÃ¦v; heldende mere
> til den ene Side'). An example:
> Ã¾at greri svÃ¡ illa, at hann bar jafnan hallt hÃ¶fuÃ°it
> sÃÃ°an, Ã¾vÃ var hann skakkr kallaÃ°r
> that healed so poorly that he always carried his head to
> one side afterwards, so he was called <skakkr>
> > and Grk. <skazo:> 'I limp' (from *skag-jo:).
> That would have to be *skn.g-jo: to match the ON, which is
> from *skanka-.
> Note that ON has <skÇ«kull> 'a car-pole' from *skakull (OSw
> <skakul> in <halmskaklar> plur.); formally this is a better
> match for OE <sceacel> ~ <sceacol>.