Word Archaeology: exscind

This word, first used about 1662, means to cut off or cut out (similar to “excise”). It’s derived from the Latin “excscindere” (to destroy or tear away) – combining “ex-” and “scindere” (to cut or tear).

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Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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