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.

Proto-Indo-European[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Root[edit]

*kerp-[1]

  1. to pluck, harvest

Derived terms[edit]

  • *kerp- (root verb)
    • Proto-Balto-Slavic: *kerp-, *kirp-
    • Italic:
      • Latin: carpō (to pluck)
  • Unsorted formations:

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

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