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Is scien an etymological intermediary between scion and sciens?Edit

Any connection between scion and sciens, through scien? —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 14:04, 27 May 2009 (UTC).

Nota scion#Alternative spellings; whereas *sciens is not listed by the OED as an attested variant of scion, the homœographs science, siens, scient, &c. are. Whilst there doesn’t seem to exist a semantic link between English’s scion and Latin’s SCIĒNS, the considerable similarity in pronunciation between science and scion ([ˈsaɪəns] vs. [ˈsaɪən]), probably encouraged the proliferation of the γ-form spelling variants of scion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 16:19, 27 May 2009 (UTC)