scíath

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *skētos (compare Welsh ysgwydd ‎(shoulder), Breton skoed ‎(shield)), from Proto-Indo-European *skey- ‎(to cut, separate). Compare Latin scūtum, Russian щит ‎(ščit).

NounEdit

scíath m, f

  1. shield, buckler
  2. (by extension) warrior
  3. protection, defense, safeguard
  4. protector, guardian

DescendantsEdit

NounEdit

scíath m

  1. wing

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1 scíath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 scíath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.