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skean

[ skeen, skee-uhn ]
/ skin, ˈski ən /
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noun
a knife or dagger formerly used in Ireland and in the Scottish Highlands.
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Also skene [skeen] /skin/ .

Origin of skean

1520–30; <Scots Gaelic sgian or Irish scian
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British Dictionary definitions for skean

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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