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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:skrbh-
DEFINITION:To cut, separate, sift. Extension of sker-1. 1. scribble, scribe, script, scriptorium, Scripture, serif, shrive; ascribe, circumscribe, conscript, describe, festschrift, inscribe, manuscript, postscript, prescribe, proscribe, rescript, subscribe, superscribe, transcribe, from Latin scrbere, to scratch, incise, write. 2. scarify1, from Greek skarphos, scratching, sketch, pencil. (Pokorny 4. (s)ker-, Section II. 945.)
 
 
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