sciath

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish scíath (shield, buckler; protection, defence, safeguard), from Proto-Celtic *skētos, from Proto-Indo-European *skeyt-, from *skey- (to cut, separate). Cognate with Breton skoed, Latin scūtum and Old Church Slavonic щитъ (štitŭ).

Noun[edit]

sciath f, m (genitive singular scéithe or scéith, nominative plural sciatha)

  1. shield
    1. protection, cover; protector
    2. protective screen
    3. (entomology, zoology) shield
    1. shield-shaped basket
    2. wicker-work door or screen
Declension[edit]
As masculine noun
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sciath (present analytic sciathann, future analytic sciathfaidh, verbal noun sciathadh, past participle sciata)

  1. (transitive, electrical engineering) screen
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish scíath (wing), perhaps originally the same word as Etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

sciath m (genitive singular scéith, nominative plural sciatha)

  1. (literary) wing
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • sciathán m (wing; side, extension; part, piece; arm)
Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • "sciath" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 scíath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 scíath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.