slip

slip
\ \ There are three separate words slip in English. The verb [13] was probably borrowed from Middle Low German slippen, a product of the prehistoric Germanic base *slip-. This in turn went back to Indo-European *sleib- (source also of English lubricate [17]), a variant of the base which gave English slide. Slippery [16] was based on an earlier and now defunct slipperslippery’, which also goes back to Germanic *slip-. It may have been coined by the Bible translator Miles Coverdale, who used it in Psalm 34:6: ‘Let their way be dark and slippery’. It is thought that he modelled it on German schlipfferigslippery’, used in the same passage by Martin Luther in his translation of the Bible. Slippersoft shoe’ [15] was originally a shoe ‘slipped’ on to the foot; and someone who is slipshod [16] is etymologically wearing ‘loose shoes’. Slipthinned clay’ [OE] is descended from Old English slypaslime’, and may be related to slop [14]. One of its earlier meanings was ‘dung’, which is fossilized in the second element of cowslip. Slipstrip, piece’ [15], as in a ‘slip of paper’, was probably borrowed from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch slippecut, slit, strip’.
\ \ Cf.LUBRICATE, SLIDE; COWSLIP, SLOP

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