PGm. *skēra- n. ‘scissors’ < *skeran- ‘to cut’ < PIE. *skérH-e- (GK) "A strong verb with a European distribution" (GK) The OE & MD words, plus OHG scâra ( < *skǣrō) are from one root. Another declensional variant is represented by OHG skâr, plural skâri (whence the later singular form Middle High German schære, modern German schere, feminine), as well as the ON and Norw. dial. forms. Guus Kroonen. "skēra-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. June 30, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=22388 >, "kirvis" in: Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon, edited by: Rick Derksen. Consulted online on 05/12/2017 <http://dictionaries.brillonline.com.ludwig.lub.lu.se/search#dictionary=baltic&id=blt0835> First published online: October 2010, PGm. *skurdi- m. ‘cutting’ < *skeran- s.v. ‘to cut’ < proto-form. * skérH-e- "skurdi-" from Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic by Guus Kroonen, Ph.D. (2009) http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se, Indo-Iranian 'knife' words < IE *(s)ker- CDB, Various to-derivations of PIE. *(s)ker- 'cut'. Pers. kārd 'sword' Also borrowed into Slavic languages. CDB
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
AFD1, AHP1, ANG1, ASF1, AUI1
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