shriven etymology

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

Detailed word origin of shriven

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

Words with the same origin as shriven

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