snithe

 cutting or piercing; a snithe wind, a cutting wind ; from the German word SCHNEIDEN, to cut. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Snithe — Snithe, Snithy Snith y, a. [AS. sn[=i][eth]an to cut. See {Snathe}.] Sharp; piercing; cutting; applied to the wind. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snithe — ˈsnīth adjective Etymology: from obsolete English snithe to cut, from Middle English snithen, from Old English snīthan more at snath chiefly dialect, of wind or weather : sharp, piercing …   Useful english dictionary

  • snithe — North Country (Newcastle) Words sharp, piercing, cutting; applied to the wind …   English dialects glossary

  • Snithy — Snithe Snithe, Snithy Snith y, a. [AS. sn[=i][eth]an to cut. See {Snathe}.] Sharp; piercing; cutting; applied to the wind. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snathe — (sn[=a][th]), v. t. [Cf. Icel. snei[eth]a to cut into alices, sn[=i][eth]a to cut; akin to AS. besn[=ae]dan, sn[=i][eth]an, G. schneiden, OHG. sn[=i]dan, Goth. snei[thorn]an to cut, to reap, and E. snath, snithe.] To lop; to prune. [Prov. Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dáire Drechlethan — Dáire of the Broad Face is a King of Tara listed in the Old Irish Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig. His identity with any king of Tara from Irish legend remains uncertain because his epithet is unique in the surviving corpus. However, three candidates… …   Wikipedia


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