abscind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abscindere, present active infinitive of abscindō (cut off), from ab (from, away from) + scindō (cut, rend).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əbˈsɪnd/, /æbˈsɪnd/

Verb[edit]

abscind (third-person singular simple present abscinds, present participle abscinding, simple past and past participle abscinded)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To cut off. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]
    • Two syllables... abscinded from the rest. - Johnson

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8