Other Word Forms of Scythe
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").
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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