sithe

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See also: síthe and sìthe

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

sithe ‎(plural sithes)

  1. Obsolete form of scythe. The spelling with /sc-/ was influenced by unrelated Latin word scissor(cutter), and scindere(to split).
    • 1669, w:John Milton, Paradise Lost, Samuel Simmons, Book X:
      "and, whatever thing the sithe of time mows down, devour unspared" - Paradise Lost, Book X

Verb[edit]

sithe ‎(third-person singular simple present sithes, present participle sithing, simple past and past participle sithed)

  1. Obsolete form of scythe.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sithe ‎(third-person singular simple present sithes, present participle sithing, simple past and past participle sithed)

  1. (obsolete) To journey, travel, wayfare.

Etymology 3[edit]

Corrupt regional pronunciation of sigh.

Verb[edit]

sithe ‎(third-person singular simple present sithes, present participle sithing, simple past and past participle sithed)

  1. (dialect, dated) To sigh.
    • c1475, The Macro Plays, Mankindː
      I may both sithe and sob; this is a piteous remembrance

References[edit]

The Middle English Dictionary

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.