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skean

Definition of skean

  1. variant of skein



Variants of skean

or skeane

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skean

noun \ˈskē(-ə)n\

Definition of skean

  1. :  dagger, dirk



Variants of skean

or skene play \ˈskē(-ə)n\

Origin of skean

Middle English skene, from Irish scian & Scottish Gaelic sgian, from Old Irish scían; probably akin to Sanskrit chyati he cuts off — more at science


First Known Use: 15th century


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