skean

skean

[skeen, skee-uhn]
noun
a knife or dagger formerly used in Ireland and in the Scottish Highlands.
Also, skene.


Origin:
1520–30; < Scots Gaelic sgian or Irish scian

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skean (skiːn)
 
n
a kind of double-edged dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland
 
[from Irish and Scottish Gaelic scian]

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