Other Word Forms of Sheath
Origin of Sheath
From Middle English s(c)heth(e), from Old English scÄ“aþ, from Proto-Germanic *skaiþiz, possibly from a root skaiþ- ("split, divide"), related to *skaiþanÄ… (“separate"). Cognate with Dutch schede, Low German scheed, German Scheide, Danish skede, Norwegian skjede, Icelandic skeið.
Middle English schethe from Old English scēath skei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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