sciftan

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skiftijaną, *skiptijaną, from earlier *skipatjaną (to organise, put in order), from Proto-Indo-European *skeyb- (to separate, divide, part), from Proto-Indo-European *skēy- (to cut, divide, separate, part).

Verb[edit]

sċiftan

  1. to divide, seperate into shares
  2. to appoint, ordain, arrange

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: schiften

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • sċiftan in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary