[ sahyth ]
/ saɪð /
an agricultural implement consisting of a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle, for cutting grass, grain, etc., by hand.
verb (used with object), scythed, scyth·ing.
to cut or mow with a scythe.
Origin of scythe
before 900; Middle English sith, Old English sīthe, earlier sigdi; cognate with Old Norse sigthr; spelling sc by pseudoetymological association with Latin scindere to cut or with scissors
Related formsscythe·less, adjectivescythe·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scythelike
/ (saɪð) /
a manual implement for cutting grass, etc, having a long handle held with both hands and a curved sharpened blade that moves in a plane parallel to the ground
(tr) to cut (grass, etc) with a scythe
Derived Formsscythelike, adjective
Word Origin for scythe
Old English sigthe; related to Old Norse sigthr, Old High German segansa
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