snath
or snathe noun Etymology: akin to Middle English snede long scythe, from Old English snǣd scythe handle Date: 1574 the handle of a scythe

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  • Snath — (sn[a^]th), n. [Cf. AS. sn[=i][eth]an to cut, to mow, sn[=ae]d a bite, bit, snip.] The handle of a scythe; a snead. [Variously written in England {snead}, {sneed}, {sneath}, {sneeth}, {snathe}, etc.; in Scotland written {sned}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snath — [snāthsnath] n. [altered (infl. by dial. snathe, to lop, prune < ON sneitha, to cut; akin to OE snithan: see SCHNITZEL) < OE snæd] the curved shaft or handle of a scythe: also snathe [snāth] …   English World dictionary

  • snath — /snath/, n. the shaft or handle of a scythe. Also, snathe /snaydh/. [1565 75; unexplained var. of snead (ME snede, OE snaed)] * * * …   Universalium

  • snath — ˈsnath, neth noun or snathe nāth, nāth; or snead nēd, nād, ned; or sneath nēth, nāth ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • snath — /snæθ/ (say snath) noun the shaft or handle of a scythe. Also, snathe /sneɪð/ (say snaydh). {unexplained variant of snead, Middle English snede, Old English snǣd; origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • snath — noun The shaft of a scythe …   Wiktionary

  • ṡnath — श्नथ् …   Indonesian dictionary

  • snath — n. Snead, sneath, sneethe, sned, sneed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • snath — [[t]snæθ[/t]] also snathe [[t]sneɪð[/t]] n. the shaft or handle of a scythe • Etymology: 1565–75; unexplained var. of snead (ME snede, OE snǣd) …   From formal English to slang

  • snath — The long bent handle on a scythe …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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