Scythe meaning

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An implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long bent handle, used for mowing or reaping.
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To cut with or as if with a scythe.
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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.
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To cut with a scythe.
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An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
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A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
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To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
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The definition of a scythe is a tool on a handle with a long, sharp, curved metal piece used for cutting grains.

An example of a scythe is the tool held by the grim reaper.

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Origin of scythe

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

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

  • 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