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Webster 1913 Edition


Sithe

{

Sith

,

Sithe

, }
Noun.
[AS. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK] a path, way, time, occasion.]
Time.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.
And humbly thanked him a thousand
sithes
.
Spenser.

Sithe

,
Verb.
I.
[Cf.
Sigh
.]
To sigh.
[A spelling of a corrupt and provincial pronunciation.]

Sithe

,
Noun.
A scythe.
[Obs.]
Milton.

Sithe

,
Verb.
T.
To cut with a scythe; to scythe.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Sithe

SITHE

,
Noun.
Time.

SITHE

, [See Sythe.]

Definition 2022


sithe

sithe

See also: síthe and sìthe

English

Noun

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

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

  1. Obsolete form of scythe.

Etymology 2

Verb

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

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

Etymology 3

Corrupt regional pronunciation of sigh.

Verb

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

The Middle English Dictionary