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Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/kerp-

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

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Proto-Indo-EuropeanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately derived from *(s)ker- (to cut). A general word for 'to harvest' that had a tendency in some stocks to be specialized for the picking of fruit while in others for the reaping of grain.

RootEdit

*kerp-[1]

  1. to pluck, harvest

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Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill