skean

[ skeen, skee-uh n ]
/ skin, ˈski ən /

noun

a knife or dagger formerly used in Ireland and in the Scottish Highlands.
Also skene.

Origin of skean

1520–30; < Scots Gaelic sgian or Irish scian
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skean
/ (skiːn) /

noun

a kind of double-edged dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland

Word Origin for skean

from Irish and Scottish Gaelic scian
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