scan

[14] Latin scandere meant ‘climb’ (it has given English ascend and descend). In the postclassical period it was used metaphorically for ‘analyse the rising and falling rhythm of poetry’, and it was in this sense that it passed into English as scan. It was broadened out semantically to ‘examine’ in the 16th century, and to ‘look at widely’ in the 18th century. The Latin past participle scansus formed the basis of the noun scansiō, from which English gets scansion [17]. => ASCEND, DESCEND, SCANDAL

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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