[ skrahy ]
/ skraɪ /
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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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of scry
First recorded in 1520–30; shortening of descry
OTHER WORDS FROM scryscryer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for scry
Thus the conditions under which the scryer can scry, are, as yet, unascertained.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for 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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