sithe

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See also: síthe and sìthe

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Anglo-Saxon sīðe meaning scythe. The spelling with <sc-> was influenced by unrelated Latin word scissor (cutter), and scindere (to split).

Noun[edit]

sithe (plural sithes)

  1. Obsolete form of scythe.
    • 1669, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Samuel Simmons, Book X:
      [] and, whatever thing the sithe of time mows down, devour unspared.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 2, page 7:
      Jupiter with his eagle, Juno with her peacock, Time with his sithe, had much outgrown their original proportions;...

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]

Noun[edit]

sithe (plural sithes)

  1. Alternative spelling of sith

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]

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

Noun[edit]

sithe (plural sithes)

  1. (obsolete) A sigh.

References[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sithe in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of sithen.

Conjunction[edit]

sithe

  1. Alternative spelling of sith (since)

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sithe

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    • c. 1324, Bevis of Hampton[2], TEAMS Middle English Texts, lines 905–906:
      The king thar-of was glad and blithe / And thankede him ful mani a sithe,
    • c. 1450, “Thomas of India”, in The Towneley Plays[3], Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, line 85:
      The holy gost before vs glad / full softly on his sithe;