See also: schoene, schöne, and Schöne



schœne (plural schœnes)

  1. Alternative form of schene
    • 1830, James Rennell, The Geographical system of Herodotus[1], page 25:
      For, in describing the dimensions of Egypt, he gives them in schœnes, and then reduces them to stades, at the rate of 60 to a schœne, Euterpe 6 and 9.
    • 1859, Jon Taylor, The Great Pyramid[2], page 59:
      Each schœne, comprising 60 stades, is equal to 19,636 English feet, or 12,000 Oriental cubits.
    • 1894, A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church[3], volume 7:
      Are we to measure our wisdom by the Persian Schœne, or by the cubits of a child, and to write so imperfectly as not to write at all but to copy the midday shadows, or lines which meet right in front of you, whose lengths are foreshortened and which show themselves in glimpses rather than plainly, being recognized only by certain of their extremities?