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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.
  2. A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
  • Dutch: zeis
  • French: faux
  • German: Sense
  • Italian: falce
  • Spanish: guadaí±a
verb (scyth, ing)
  1. To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
    Etymology: Old English sÄthe

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