Advertisement

scape (n.1)

"scenery view," 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a combining element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape.

scape (v.)

late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c. 1300.

scape (n.2)

"shaft, stem," c. 1600, from Latin scapus "a stalk, shaft," cognate with Greek skapos "staff," skeptron "staff, scepter" (see scepter).

Others Are Reading