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skean dhu

Syllabification: skean dhu
Pronunciation: /ˌskē(ə)n ˈT͟Ho͞o, ˈdo͞o
 
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Definition of skean dhu in English:

noun

A dagger worn in the stocking as part of Highland dress.
Example sentences
  • The shop window display of kilts, sporrans and skean-dhu daggers proclaimed that here was a York shop for York people.
  • Many wrongly reported that Christie entered Spain dressed in a kilt, some said in full Highland dress complete with feathered cap and skean-dhu.

Origin

early 19th century: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian 'knife' + Scottish Gaelic dubh 'black'.

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