Other Word Forms of Shred
Origin of Shred
Old English screade (from which also screed), cognate with German Schrot (“small shot") and Old Norse skrydda (“shrivelled skin"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreu (“cutting tool"), extended form of *(s)ker- (“to cut").
Middle English shrede from Old English scrēade
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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