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]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Johnson, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Two syllables... abscinded from the rest.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abscind” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.