A ship (senses 1 and 4).





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  • From Middle English ship, schip, from Old English sċip, from Proto-West Germanic *skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą, from Proto-Indo-European *skēyb-, *skib-. More at shift.
  • Cognate with West Frisian skip, Dutch schip, German Schiff, Yiddish שיף, Danish skib, Norwegian skip, Swedish skepp. Related also to Lithuanian skiẽbti ("to rip up"), Latvian skibit ("to cut, lop"), Ancient Greek σκάφη ("light boat, skiff").
  • From Middle English schippen, schipen, from Old English sċipian, from Proto-Germanic *skipōną, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

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