sgian

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sgian f (genitive singular sgeine or sgithinn or sgithinne, plural sgeanan) (dat sgithinn)

  1. knife

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • scían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.