Share etymology


English word share comes from Proto-Indo-European *skar-, Proto-Indo-European *kor-, Proto-Indo-European *sḱēy-, Old English (ca. 450-1100) *scǣre, and later Proto-Germanic *skeraną (To shear.)

Etymology of share

Detailed word origin of share

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*skar- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to divide
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*sḱēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*scǣre Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*skeraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To shear.
*skaraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*skairiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pure; sheer. Shining; clear.
*skēriz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cutting, cuttable.
scær Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
skærr Old Norse (non)
*skarō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A division; detachment; troop; band. A portion; share.
scearu Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (anatomy) the groin; pubic region; genitals; stomach; bowel. (ecclesiastical) tonsure. (of sheep) a shearing. A cutting; shaving. A part; portion; share; division.
sċaru Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*sċǣre Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
skere Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
share English (en) (computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.. (finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.. (internet) The action of sharing something with other people via social media.. A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.. The sharebone or pubis. [...]

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