shap etymology

Middle English word shap comes from Proto-Germanic *ga-, Proto-Germanic *skapą, and later Old English gesceap (Creation. Creature. Shape (external form).)

Detailed word origin of shap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ga- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Indicates association or togetherness; co-.. Indicates completeness or wholeness. In verbs, also indicates perfectivity (a finished action).
*skapą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ġesceap Old English (ang)
gesceap Old English (ang) Creation. Creature. Shape (external form).
schape Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as shap

Descendants of *ga-
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Descendants of *skapą
schape