sithe

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

sithe (plural sithes)

  1. Obsolete form of scythe.. The spelling with /sc-/ was influenced by unrelated Latin word scissor (cutter), and scindere (to split).
    • 1669, w:John Milton, Paradise Lost, Samuel Simmons, Book X:
      "and, whatever thing the sithe of time mows down, devour unspared" - Paradise Lost, Book X

VerbEdit

sithe (third-person singular simple present sithes, present participle sithing, simple past and past participle sithed)

  1. Obsolete form of scythe.

Etymology 2Edit

Corrupt regional pronunciation of sigh.

VerbEdit

sithe (third-person singular simple present sithes, present participle sithing, simple past and past participle sithed)

  1. (dialect, dated) To sigh.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 17 September 2013, at 14:26