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).
sciath f, m (genitive singular scéithe or scéith, nominative plural sciatha)
- protection, cover; protector
- protective screen
- (entomology, zoology) shield
- shield-shaped basket
- wicker-work door or screen
- As masculine noun
Terms derived from sciath
sciath (present analytic sciathann, future analytic sciathfaidh, verbal noun sciathadh, past participle sciata)
- (transitive, electrical engineering) screen
First Conjugation (A)
* Indirect relative
† Dialect form
From Old Irish scíath (“wing”), perhaps originally the same word as Etymology 1.
sciath m (genitive singular scéith, nominative plural sciatha)
- (literary) wing
- sciathán m (“wing; side, extension; part, piece; arm”)
- "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.