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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.




  1. to strike
  2. to shear

Derived terms[edit]

  • *stréyg-e- (thematic present)
    • Germanic: *strīkaną (see there for further descendants)
    • Slavic: *striťi[2] (see there for further descendants)
  • *stri-né-g- (ne-present)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: stringō (see there for further descendants)
  • *strig-ís
    • Germanic: *strikiz (see there for further descendants)
    • Slavic: *strižьka (haircut, hairdo) (root *-i- elongated due to Winter's law)


  1. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001) , “streyg-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, pages 603-604
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 469