Copyright violation from the AHD
The definitions and most of the etymology are straight from the AHD, which would be sufficient for a speedy rewrite. I don't feel sufficiently capable of writing English definitions. The copyvio templates looked kind of goofy so I didn't include those. ¦ hyark digyik 22:20, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
The Latin SCATEO has been presented as akin to scatter, but its relation is not clear enough to present in the Entry; however, it is considerably closer that any link with Cornish SCAT (to punch)! Andrew H. Gray 09:03, 21 September 2016 (UTC) Andrew (talk)
 means 'Absolutely not;  means 'Exceedingly unlikely';  means 'Very dubious';  means 'Questionable';  means 'Possible';  means 'Probable';  means 'Likely';  means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested;  means 'Attested';  means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.