skrībh- / Indo-European roots


To cut, separate, sift.

Extension of sker-1
1. scribble, scribe, script, scriptorium, scripture, serif, shrive; ascribe, circumscribe, conscript, describe, festschrift, inscribe, manuscript, postscript, prescribe, proscribe, rescript, subscribe, superscribe, transcribe from Latin scrībere, to scratch, incise, write.
2. scarify1 from Greek skarīphos, scratching, sketch, pencil.

[Pokorny 4. (s)ker-, Section II. 945.]

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