Origin: Ger < It scarto, discard < scartare, to discard < s- (< L ex-, out) + carta, card (< L charta: see card)
See skat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Italian scarto, a discarded card
Origin: , from scartare, to reject
Origin: : s-, out; see sfumato
Origin: + carta, card (from Latin charta, paper made of papyrus; see card1).