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From earlier *scēadl, *scǣdel, from Proto-Germanic *skaidilō (“part in the hair, crown, summit”), from Proto-Indo-European *skÁit- (“to cut, part, spearate, divide”). Cognate with Old Dutch skēthila, Old High German sceitila, skeitila.
- a parting of the hair
- the top of the head
Declension of sceada (weak)