noun, plural ske·nai [skee-nahy] /ˈski naɪ/.
Origin of skene1
Definition for skene (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for skene
Cashel spoke always of Mrs. Skene as "mother," and of Mrs. Byron as "mamma."Cashel Byron's Profession|George Bernard Shaw
Meat is meat after all, and to keep him healthy Skene had been dieted a good deal upon biscuit.Steve Young|George Manville Fenn
Mr. Skene does not pretend to prove that he passed from England to Scotland and founded the family there.The Clan Fraser in Canada|Alexander Fraser
Skene says this “is the oldest authentic notice of St. Patrick.”
“All transcripts,” says Skene, “show the orthography and forms of their period” of transcription.
Word Origin and History for skene
ancient type of Celtic dagger found in Ireland, double-edged and leaf-like, 1520s, from Irish Gaelic scian (genitive sceine) "knife," cognate with Gaelic sgian "knife," Welsh ysgien "a slicer," from PIE *skiy-ena-, from root *skei- "to divide, split" (see shed (v.)).