scieran

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From Proto-West Germanic *skeran, from Proto-Germanic *skeraną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-.

Cognate with Old Frisian skera (West Frisian skeare), Old Saxon skeran, sceran (Low German scheren), Dutch scheren, Old High German skeran (German scheren), Old Norse skera (Danish skære, Swedish skära). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek κείρω (keírō, I cut off), Latin carō (flesh), Lithuanian skìrti (separate), Old Irish scaraim (separate).

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sċieran (West Saxon)

  1. to cut, shear

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