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scry (verb) – To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Aphesis is the loss of an unstressed vowel or syllable from the beginning of a word, as descry becoming scry. The adjective formed from aphesis is aphetic. Descry means “to see something unclear or distant by looking carefully”; scry has a narrower meaning, ?to use divination to learn hidden events or the future, especially by gazing into a crystal ball or water.” Scry was obsolete by the 16th century, but it was revived in the 19th century by Andrew Lang (1844?1912), the Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, anthropologist, and collector of folk and fairy tales.

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