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Proto-IE: *(s)kenǝ-, *(s)kenǝ-t-, *(s)kenǝ-d-
Meaning: skin, rind; to peel
Avestan: sčandayeiti 'zerspaltet, zerbricht', skǝnda- 'Zerspaltung, Zerstören'
Other Iranian: NPers šikastan 'zerbrechen'
Old Greek: kata-skenō Cret. (inscr.) = katakteínō; skendǖ́lǟ, skhendǖ́lǟ 'a ship-carpenter's and blacksmith's tool, perhaps a pair of pincers or tongs' (Hsch., etc.)
Slavic: ? *skǭdъ(jь), *skǭdītī
Baltic: *skin̂- vb. tr. (1)
Germanic: *skin=, *skín-ɵ-a- n., *skin-d=, *skin-d-a- vb. intr., *skin-d-ia- vb., *skēn-ō f.; *xín-ɵ-ōn- f., *xán-ɵ=
Latin: scandula f. (also scindula on analogy with scindo) `Schindel, Dachschindel'
Celtic: *sk(a)nt-, *kenn- > Cymr cen `Häutchen, Haut', Corn cenn-en `Häutchen, Haut', ysgen `Schinnen', OBret an-scantocion `insquamosus', Bret scant `Fischschuppe'; *skand- > MIr scandraim `zerspalte', scandrad, scaindred `dispersion', scainner, pl. scaindrecha `Vernichtungskämpfe'
Russ. meaning: шкура, кожура; сдирать их
References: WP II 563 f
Comments: Some forms may actually reflect a nasalised *skeda- (q.v.), with a natural contamination.

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