The definition of a scythe is a tool on a handle with a long, sharp, curved metal piece used for cutting grains.noun
An example of a scythe is the tool held by the grim reaper.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: altered (infl. by L scindere, to cut) < ME sithe < OE sithe, sigthe, scythe, akin to LowG seged < IE base *sek-, to cut > saw, L secare, to cut
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Origin: Middle English sithe, from Old English sīthe, sickle; see sek- in Indo-European roots.