PIE Etymon and IE Reflexes
Below we display: a Proto-Indo-European (PIE) etymon adapted from Pokorny, with our own English gloss; our Semantic Field assignment(s) for the etymon, linked to information about the field(s); an optional Comment; and Reflexes (derived words) in various Indo-European languages, organized by family/group in west-to-east order where Germanic is split into West/North/East families and English, our language of primary emphasis, is artificially separated from West Germanic. IE Reflexes appear most often as single words with any optional letter(s) enclosed in parentheses; but alternative full spellings are separated by '/' and "principal parts" appear in a standard order (e.g. masculine, feminine, and neuter forms) separated by commas.
Reflexes are annotated with: Part-of-Speech and/or other Grammatical feature(s); a short Gloss which, especially for modern English reflexes, may be confined to the oldest sense; and some Source citation(s) with 'LRC' always understood as editor. Keys to PoS/Gram feature abbreviations and Source codes appear below the reflexes; at the end are links to the previous/next etyma [in Pokorny's alphabetic order] that have reflexes.
All reflex pages are currently under active construction; as time goes on, corrections may be made and/or more etyma & reflexes may be added.
Pokorny Etymon: (s)kek-, skeg- 'to jump, spring, move quickly; shake'
Semantic Field(s): to Jump, Leap
|Old English:||sc(e)acan, scēoc, scōc, sc(e)acen||vb.str||to shake; flee, hurry||IEW/ASD|
|sceacga||n.masc||hair on head||W7/ASD|
|sceacged||adj||shaggy, having hair on head||ASD|
|scēon||vb.wk||to hurry, hasten; occur, happen||IEW|
|English:||shag||n||shaggy tangled mass/covering||W7|
|shaggy||adj||re: long/coarse/matted hair/fiber||W7|
|shake, shook, shaken||vb.str||to quiver, vibrate, agitate||IEW|
|Old Norse:||skaka||vb.str||to shake, swing, cut||W7/IEW|
|Latvian:||sākt, sāku, sāku||vb||to begin||LRC|
|Sanskrit:||khajati||vb||to shake, stir||W7/IEW|
Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:
Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):
|ASD||=||Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller: An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1898)|
|IEW||=||Julius Pokorny: Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1959)|
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|TLL||=||Frederick Bodmer: The Loom of Language (1944)|
|W7||=||Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)|