scathe

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English scathe, from Old English sceaþa (also sceaþu ‎(scathe, harm, injury), from Proto-Germanic *skaþô ‎(damage, scathe), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kēt- ‎(damage, harm).

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scathe ‎(plural scathes)

  1. Harm; damage; injury; hurt; misfortune.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English scathen, skathen, from Old English sceaþan, scaþan ‎(to scathe, hurt, harm, injure) and Old Norse skaða ‎(to hurt); both from Proto-Germanic *skaþōną ‎(to injure). Cognate with Danish skade, Dutch schaden, German schaden, Swedish skada; compare Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌸𐌾𐌰𐌽 ‎(skaþjan), Old Norse skeðja ‎(to hurt). Compare Ancient Greek ἀσκηθής ‎(askēthḗs, unhurt), Albanian shkathët ‎(skillful, adept, clever), Polish skaleczyć ‎(to hurt, scathe).

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scathe ‎(third-person singular simple present scathes, present participle scathing, simple past and past participle scathed)

  1. (archaic) To injure.
    • Milton
      As when heaven's fire / Hath scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines.
    • Washington Irving
      Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.
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