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skean

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skeane

Definition of skean

  1. less common spellings of skein


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skean

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noun \ˈskē(-ə)n\
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skene

Definition of skean

  1. :  dagger, dirk

Origin and Etymology 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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