Etymology of triebering

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May 25, 2022, 8:55:04 AM5/25/22
Does anybody have any insights into the etymology of the Yiddish verb treiber which refers to removing forbidden parts of an animal from the kosher meat? Is it somehow related to the Greek word tribein ("rubbing"), which is the etnoym of the English term triboelectric and other words?

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Reuven Chaim Klein

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Andrey Rozenberg

May 25, 2022, 11:17:01 AM5/25/22
It's of Slavic origin and Weinreich connects it to Old Czech třebiti in particular (and in general he highlights the sonsiderable number of Czechisms in the Yiddish butcher-shop lexicon).
Cognate words are present in all branches of the Slavic languages:
The Greek τρίβω is not the etymon of treybern, but it is cognate on the Proto-Indo-European level: (my understanding is that the labial β here is an entirely independent development).
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