skean dhu

noun
\ -ˈt͟hü \
plural skean dhus

Definition of skean dhu

: a dagger worn by Scottish Highlanders in full dress

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History and Etymology for skean dhu

Scottish Gaelic sgian dubh, literally, black skean

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“Skean dhu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skean%20dhu. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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