Scythe

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Scythe
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  1. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use."The sharp-edged scythe shears up the spiring grass." [Drayton.]"Whatever thing The scythe of Time mows down." [Milton.]
  2. [Antiq] A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

Etymology: OE. sithe, AS. sīðe, sigðe; akin to Icel. sigðr a sickle, LG. segd seged seed seid, OHG. segansa sickle, scythe, G. sense scythe, and to E. saw a cutting instrument. See Saw

verb Scythe
To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground
  2. Cut with a scythe ("scythe grass or grain")
Wiktionary

From Middle English sythe or sithe, from Old English sīðe (“sickle”). The silent c appeared in the early 15th century because it was wrongly thought that the word was linked to Latin scissor ("carver, cutter") and scindere ("to cut"). Cognate with Dutch zicht (“sickle”).

  1. An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath.
  2. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

Fun Facts about the name Scythe

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Past life for Scythe born Jan 27, 1958

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.