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1skean

Definition of SKEAN

variant of skein

Variants of SKEAN

skean or skeane
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2skean

noun \ˈskē(-ə)n\

Definition of SKEAN

:  dagger, dirk

Variants of SKEAN

skean or skene \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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