Scath

Scath

Scath\ (sk[a^]th; 277), n. [Icel. ska[eth]i; akin to Dan. skade, Sw. skada, AS. scea[eth]a, sca[eth]a, foe, injurer, OS. ska[eth]o, D. schade, harm, injury, OHG. scade, G. schade, schaden; cf. Gr. 'askhqh`s unharmed. Cf. Scathe, v.] Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune. [Written also scathe.]

But she was somedeal deaf, and that was skathe. --Chaucer.

Great mercy, sure, for to enlarge a thrall, Whose freedom shall thee turn to greatest scath. --Spenser.

Wherein Rome hath done you any scath, Let him make treble satisfaction. --Shak.
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