Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/skrimpaną

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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]

A variant of *skrimbaną, the root final -p- was adopted from the iterative *skrumpōną, from Pre-Germanic *skrembʰ-, related to Lithuanian skrèbti and skrembù (to shrink). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*skrimpaną[1]

  1. to contract, to shrink

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Germanic: *skrimpan
    • Old Dutch: *scrimpan
    • Old High German: *skrimpfan

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*skrimman- ~ *skrimpan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 448