scath

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of scathe.

Noun[edit]

scath (countable and uncountable, plural scaths)

  1. (UK dialectal) Harm or injury (see scathe).
    • Shakespeare
      Wherein Rome hath done you any scath, / Let him make treble satisfaction.
    • Spenser
      Great mercy, sure, for to enlarge a thrall, / Whose freedom shall thee turn to greatest scath.
    • Lydia H. Sigourney
      Scath and loss / That man can ne'er repair.
    • Mary Howitt, The Desolation of Eyam
      He buried in his heart all sense of scath.

Verb[edit]

scath (third-person singular simple present scaths, present participle scathing, simple past and past participle scathed)

  1. Archaic form of scathe.
    • Shakespeare
      This trick may chance to scath you.