[ 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
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Thus the conditions under which the scryer can scry, are, as yet, unascertained.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
/ (skraɪ) /
verb scries, scrying or scried
(intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing
Word Origin for scry
C16: from descry
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"to see images in a crystal, water, etc., which reveal the past or forebode the future," 1520s, a shortening of descry (v.1). Related: Scried; scrying; scryer.
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