What's the origin of the word "σκευή"? Is it Indo-European?

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It seems to be unknown. Here's Beekes on the family of σκεῦος (which includes σκευή):

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Chantraine has nothing useful to add (for once).

  • Good answer! You might also add that skeyē is just skeyos with a feminine noun ending added.
    – Draconis
    Feb 16, 2019 at 22:10

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