descry (v.1) Look up descry at Dictionary.com
"to see, discern," c.1300, probably from Old French descrier "publish" (Modern French décrier), from Latin describere (see describe).
descry (v.2) Look up descry at Dictionary.com
"to proclaim," mid-14c., from Old French descrier, from des- (see dis-) + crier, from Latin quiritare (see cry (v.)).