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skean dhu

[th oo, doo] /ðu, du/
noun
1.
a small knife tucked into or worn against the top of a stocking in the full dress of Highland Scottish males.
Also, skene dhu.
Origin of skean dhu
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20, skean dhu is from the Scots Gaelic word sgian dhubh literally, black skean
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skean-dhu

/ˈskiːənˈduː; ˈskiːn-/
noun
1.
(Scot) a variant of sgian-dhu
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