skean

variants: or skeane

Definition of skean

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skean

noun
\ ˈskē(-ə)n How to pronounce skean (audio) \
variants: or skene

Definition of skean (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of skean

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skean

Noun

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

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“Skean.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skean. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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