Appendix:Proto-Germanic/skipą

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This Proto-Germanic 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.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *skēi-b- *ski-b-. Compare Lithuanian skiẽbti ‎(to rip up), Latvian škibît ‎(to cut, lop). Related to Proto-Germanic *skapjaną. The original meaning inherited from Proto-Indo-European was 'hollowed tree', and all daughter languages agree in the meaning 'ship', thus the specified meaning 'ship' is assumed for Proto-Germanic, however the Old High German word also had the meaning 'hollow object', so the Proto-Germanic word could also have been used in a more generic fashion. Moreover, one meaning does not have to exclude the other by rule. Cf. Latin vās ‎(hollow object), source of French vaisseau ‎(vessel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*skipą n

  1. ship
  2. hollow object

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