Origin of saithe
1625–35; Scots dial. < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse seithr, Icelandic seith
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Examples from the Web for saithe
And the same his meaning he vtterith most playnly to the Galathians / where he saithe.
They whos mynd (saithe he) was more readie and their faithe more stronge / suffered torments.
Righte deere (saithe he) in the fighte of the lorde / is the dathe of his sainctes.
He which doth denye that all theis sayinges must be vnderstond of persequutors / he saithe that darcknes is lighte.
I sawe (saithe he) the sowles of them which wer filled for the name of Iesu and the word of God.
- British another name for coalfish
C19: from Old Norse seithr coalfish; compare Gaelic saigh, saighean coalfish, Irish saoidhean young of fish
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