sceadu

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skadwō, from Proto-Indo-European *skotwōs. Cognate with Old High German scato (German Schatten), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌳𐌿𐍃 (skadus). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek σκότος (skótos), Proto-Celtic *skāton (Irish scáth, Breton squeut).

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Noun[edit]

sceadu f

  1. shadow, darkness
  2. protection

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