an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground
cut with a scythe
"scythe grass or grain"
An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
Origin: From sythe or sithe, from sīðe. The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").
an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use
a scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots
to cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow
Origin: [OE. sithe, AS. se, sige; akin to Icel. sigr a sickle, LG. segd, seged, seed, seid, OHG. segansa sickle, scythe, G. sense scythe, and to E. saw a cutting instrument. See Saw.]
A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It was largely replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The Grim Reaper and the Greek Titan Cronus are often depicted carrying or wielding a scythe.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sīth, n. a kind of sickle: an instrument with a large curved blade for mowing grass, &c.—v.t. to cut with a scythe, to mow.—adj. Scythed, armed with scythes.—ns. Scythe′man, one who uses a scythe; Scythe′-stone, a whet for scythes. [A.S. síthe; Ice. sigdhr. Low Ger. seged.]
The numerical value of scythe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of scythe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
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Translations for scythe
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- каса, касіцьBelarusian
- кося, косаBulgarian
- kosa, kositCzech
- Sense, sensen, mähenGerman
- guadaña, guadañarSpanish
- vikat, niitmaEstonian
- sega, kodainaBasque
- دهره, داسPersian
- viikate, niittääFinnish
- faux, faucherFrench
- kasza, kaszálHungarian
- slá með orfi og ljá, orf og ljár, sláIcelandic
- falce, falciareItalian
- izkapts, pļautLatvian
- коса, косиMacedonian
- zeis, maaienDutch
- kosa, kosićPolish
- foice, segar, gadanha, ceifar, gadanharPortuguese
- косить, коса, скоситьRussian
- косити, kositiSerbo-Croatian
- kosa, kosiťSlovak
- kosa, kositiSlovene
- slå med lie, lie, slåSwedish
- tırpan, kerentiTurkish
- коса, коситиUkrainian
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