Glance – ORIGIN late Middle English, probably a nasalized form of obsolete glace in the same sense, from Old French glacier ‘to slip,’ from glace ‘ice,’ based on Latin glacies.

See – ORIGIN Old English seon, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zien and German sehen, perhaps from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sequi ‘follow.’

Search – ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French cerchier (verb), from late Latin circare ‘go around,’ from Latin circus ‘circle.’

Research – ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from obsolete French recerche (noun), recercher (verb), from Old French re– (expressing intensive force) + cerchier ‘to search.’

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