scry

[ skrahy ]
/ skraɪ /

verb (used without object), scried, scry·ing.

to use divination to discover hidden knowledge or future events, especially by means of a crystal ball.

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Origin of scry

aphetic shortening of descry

OTHER WORDS FROM scry

scry·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scry

scry
/ (skraɪ) /

verb scries, scrying or scried

(intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing

Word Origin for scry

C16: from descry
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