The Spanish for “to scratch”, rasgar, comes from the Latin secare, “to cut.”

From the same root, we also get the English Section.

A section, indeed, is just a cut into different parts. And a scratch is really almost a cut as well!

We can see the parallel in mapping the s‑ct of section to the s‑g of rasgar. Although the ‑ct- sound didn’t commonly turn into a ‑g-, we can hear the guttural connection if we sound it out.