scian

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See also: scían and ścian

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish scían, from Proto-Celtic *skiyenā, from Proto-Indo-European *skei- (to cut)

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Noun[edit]

scian f (genitive singular scine, nominative plural sceana)

  1. knife; knife-edged instrument; cleaver, chopper
  2. edge, side

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References[edit]

  • scían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “scian” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "scian" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.