Scythe Definition

sīth
scythed, scythes, scything
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
verb
To cut with a scythe.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Scythe

Noun

Singular:
scythe
Plural:
scythes

Origin of Scythe

  • From Middle English sythe or sithe, from Old English sīðe (“sickle”). The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sithe from Old English sīthe sickle sek- in Indo-European roots

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

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