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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Irish sciath

NounEdit

sciath (plural sciaths)

  1. (historical) An oblong shield of wickerwork once used in Ireland.

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish scíath (shield, buckler; protection, defence, safeguard), from Proto-Celtic *skētos, from Proto-Indo-European *skeyt-, from *skey- (to cut, separate). Cognate with Breton skoed, Latin scūtum and Old Church Slavonic щитъ (štitŭ).

NounEdit

sciath f or m (genitive singular scéithe or scéith, nominative plural sciatha)

  1. shield
    1. protection, cover; protector
    2. protective screen
    3. (entomology, zoology) shield
    1. shield-shaped basket
    2. wicker-work door or screen
DeclensionEdit

As feminine noun:

As masculine noun:

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

sciath (present analytic sciathann, future analytic sciathfaidh, verbal noun sciathadh, past participle sciata)

  1. (transitive, electrical engineering) screen
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish scíath (wing), perhaps originally the same word as Etymology 1.

NounEdit

sciath m (genitive singular scéith, nominative plural sciatha)

  1. (literary) wing
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • sciathán m (wing; side, extension; part, piece; arm)
Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "sciath" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 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.