sceaþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skaiþiz, possibly from a root *skaiþ- ‎(divide, separate), based on the notion of a split stick with a sword blade inserted; compare *skaiþaną ‎(separate). Compare Old Frisian skethe, Old Saxon scethia, Old High German sceida, skaida, Old Norse skeið, skeiðir.

Noun[edit]

scēaþ f

  1. sheath

Descendants[edit]