Scathe Definition

skāth
scathed, scathes, scathing
verb
scathed, scathes
To injure.
Webster's New World
To wither; sear.
Webster's New World
To denounce fiercely.
Webster's New World
noun
scathes
Injury or harm.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
hurtharmdamage

Origin of Scathe

  • From Middle English scathen, skathen, from Old English sceaþan, scaþan (“to scathe, hurt, harm, injure") and Old Norse skaða (“to hurt"); both from Proto-Germanic *skaþōnÄ… (“to injure"). Cognate with Danish skade, German schaden, Swedish skada; compare Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌸𐌾𐌰𐌽 (skaþjan), Old Norse skeðja (“to hurt"). Compare Ancient Greek ἀσκηθής (askÄ“thÄ“s, “unhurt"), Albanian shkathët (“skillful, adept, clever"), Polish skaleczyć (“to hurt, scathe").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English scathe, from Old English sceaþa (also sceaþu) ("scathe, harm, injury"), from Proto-Germanic *skaþô (“damage, scathe"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kÄ“t- (“damage, harm").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English skathen from Old Norse skadha

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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