from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of shift.


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  • skift - (a) A share, portion; lot, fate; (b) an effort, attempt, a try

    skift (v) - (a) To divide or share out something; distribute, divide up; also, be divided; ~ in sonder, disperse (a group of people), scatter; ~ me even, give me my fair share; even skifted, evenly matched in number, in equal strength; (b) to arrange, ordain; arrange, ordain, cause to occur; also, rule (a country), manage (a horse); also, protect (sb.), save; be skifted of, evade, be rid of.

    From OE sciftan.

    October 29, 2011