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borrowed from Latin abscindere “to tear off or away,” from ab- ab- entry 1 + scindere “to split, separate, tear apart,” going back to Indo-European *sḱhi-n-d-, nasal present formation from the base *sḱhei̯̯d- “split, separate”
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“Abscind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abscind. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.
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