scythe

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scythe (1) (larger) and sickle (smaller)

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From Middle English sythe or sithe, from Old English sīðe (sickle). The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut").

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scythe (plural scythes)

  1. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
  2. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

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scythe (third-person singular simple present scythes, present participle scything, simple past and past participle scythed)

  1. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

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