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describe
  واوشتن، واویسیدن   
vâveštan, vâvisidan

Fr.: décrire   

1) General: To tell or represent in written or spoken words; give an account of.
2) Geometry: To draw or trace the outline of.

M.E. describen, from L. describere, from → de- + scribere "to write," from PIE *skreibh- (cf. Gk. skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch;" Lett. skripat "scratch, write;" O.N. hrifa "scratch"); PIE base *sker- "cut, incise."

Vâveštan, vâvisidan (on the model of neveštan, nevisidan "to write"), from vâ-, → de-, + vešt-, vis- (see below) + -idan infinitive suffix. Vešt-, vis-, from Mid.Pers. bišt-, bis- (nibištan, nibes- "to write"), from O.Pers. pais- "to adorn, cut, engrave;" Av. paēs- "to paint, adorn," paēsa- "adornment;" Mid.Pers. pēsīdan "to adorn;" cf. Skt. piśáti "adorns; cuts;" Gk. poikilos "multicolored;" L. pingit "embroiders, paints;" O.C.S. pisati "to write;" O.H.G. fēh "multicolored;" Lith. piēšti "to draw, adorn;" PIE base *peik- "colored, speckled."