Other Word Forms of Scent
Origin of Scent
From c.1400 Old French sentir "to feel, perceive, smell," from Latin sentire "to feel, perceive, sense"; originally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., possibly by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science.
Middle English sent from senten to scent from Old French sentir from Latin sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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