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scythe

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noun \ˈsīth, ˈsī\

Simple Definition of scythe

  • : a farming tool with a curved blade and long handle that is used for cutting grass, grain, etc.

Full Definition of scythe

  1. :  an implement used for mowing (as grass) and composed of a long curving blade fastened at an angle to a long handle

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Origin of scythe

Middle English sithe, from Old English sīthe; akin to Old English sagu saw — more at saw


First Known Use: before 12th century

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scythe

verb

Simple Definition of scythe

  • : to cut (something, such as grass or grain) with a scythe

Full Definition of scythe

scythedscyth·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to use a scythe

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cut with or as if with a scythe <scything cornstalks>

Circa 1580

First Known Use of scythe

circa 1580

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