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descend

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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XIII. — (O)F. descendre :- L. dēscendere, f. DE- 1 + scandere climb.

So descendant issue, offspring. XVI. —

Reference Entry.  24 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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