This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Indo-European edit

Etymology edit

Probably an extended form of *(s)ker-.

Root edit


  1. to scratch, to tear

Derived terms edit

  • *(s)kréybʰ-e-ti (thematic root present)[3][4]
    • Proto-Germanic: *hrībaną (see there for further descendants)
    • Proto-Italic: *skreiβō (see there for further descendants)
  • *(s)kréybʰ-ti (athematic root present)
  • *(s)kréybʰ-i-
  • Unsorted formations:

References edit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “(s)kerībh”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 946-947
  2. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), “skrei̯bʰ-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 562
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “skriebti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 408
  4. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “scrībō, -ere”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 546-547
  5. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “skrībb-ā-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 344
  6. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “σκαρῑφάομαι”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1344