Also snathe [sneyth] /sneɪð/.

Origin of snath

1565–75; unexplained variant of snead (Middle English snede, Old English snǣd) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for snath

Historical Examples of snath

  • And while were at it, why not Sandy Jackson and his friend, Snath?

  • "Well, it's purty likely that I do," he answered as he stood resting on his snath.

  • At length, to his great joy, it was well ground from heel to point, and its master fastened it to the snath.

    Father Brighthopes

    John Townsend Trowbridge

  • Joe took his snath from the place where it had lain since they left Missouri and fitted a scythe to it.

    The Lost Wagon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Nobody spoke to you, redhead, returned Snath, snapping out the epithet with a good deal of relish.

British Dictionary definitions for snath


snathe (sneɪð)

  1. the handle of a scythe

Word Origin for snath

C16: variant of earlier snead, from Old English snǣd, of obscure origin
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