scand

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skandō, *skamdō (shame, disgrace), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kem- (to cover). Cognate with Old High German scanda, skanda (ignominy, shame, disgrace), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌰 (skanda). More at shend.

Noun[edit]

scand f

  1. shame, disgrace; infamy, ignominy; confusion.
  2. a shameful, infamous, or abominable thing; that which brings disgrace, scandal; disgraceful thing.
  3. a bad woman.
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skandaz, *skamdaz (shameful person), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kem- (to cover).

Noun[edit]

scand m

  1. an infamous person; wretch; recreant.
  2. a buffoon; charlatan, imposter.
Declension[edit]