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schism

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
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This goes back to Greek skhisma ‘cleft’ from skhizein ‘to split’. This is also the origin of schizophrenia [E20th]

Reference Entry.  38 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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