schrifen etymology

Middle English word schrifen comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreybʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *skreybʰ-, and later Proto-Italic *skreiβō (To carve.)

Detailed word origin of schrifen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(s)kreybʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*skreybʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*skreiβō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To carve.
scriptum Latin (lat) Text; anything written.
*skrībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To write.
scrifan Old English (ang) Of a priest, to prescribe penance or absolution. To decree, appoint. To pass judgement, ordain, prescribe.
sċrīfan Old English (ang)
schrifen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as schrifen

Descendants of *(s)kreybʰ-
proscriben proscripcion riven scrit
Descendants of *skreybʰ-
descriven schriven shriven