Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UNSKAITHED, ppl.adj. Unhurt, unharmed (Sc. 1825 Jam.; Uls. 1929). See Skaith, v. Adopted by St. Eng. in 19th c. as unscathed. Ayr. 1786  Burns Tam Samson's Elegy xvii.:
Unskaith'd by Death's gleg gullie, Tam Samson's leevin!

[O.Sc. unschait, a.1400, unscaithit, 1425, id., O.N. úskaðaðr, unharmed.]

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