Definitions for scythesaɪð

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  1. scythe(verb)

    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

  2. scythe(verb)

    cut with a scythe

    "scythe grass or grain"

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  1. scythe(Noun)

    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.

  2. scythe(Noun)

    A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

  3. scythe(Verb)

    To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

  4. 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").

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  1. Scythe(noun)

    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

  2. Scythe(noun)

    a scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots

  3. Scythe(verb)

    to cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow

  4. 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.]

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  1. Scythe

    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.


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