Talk:scath

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PLEASE DON'T CHANGE THIS TO A VERB BECAUSE IT IS A NOUN! Bleakgh (talk) 21:29, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Do you have evidence for that? (preferably without shouting) SemperBlotto (talk) 21:34, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
The verb is scathe. I think this is an old word. I'll have a look. Equinox 21:35, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Century Dictionary lists scath as an erroneous spelling of scathe. Is is perhaps a dialectal word (cf. Scots scath, skaith (damage, harm, injury))? Leasnam (talk) 21:39, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Also, The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language (Ash), does list this word as a verb: "To waste, to destroy, to damage", so, 1). A noun "harm, injury"; and 2). a verb, an alterantive form of scathe? Leasnam (talk) 21:44, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Ah, it's in Shakespeare: "This trick may chance to scath you." Equinox 23:04, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Was that after respelling? Shakespeare may have used a misspelling. Bleakgh (talk) 00:09, 20 June 2012 (UTC)