- Present participle of scythe.
- The act of using a scythe.
- frequent scythings
- The mown material left after using a scythe.
Variant of scythe
a tool with a long, single-edged blade set at an angle on a long, curved handle, used in cutting long grass, grain, etc. by hand
Origin of scythealtered (infl. by Classical Latin scindere, to cut) ; from Middle English sithe ; from Old English sithe, sigthe, scythe, akin to Low German seged ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sek-, to cut from source saw, Classical Latin secare, to cut