Meaning of sythe in English:

sythe

Pronunciation /sʌɪð/

verb

dialect Scottish, British, Midlands English
  • To strain (liquid, especially milk) through a sieve; to filter; to sift.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Apparently a variant of sieve (although this is first attested later), with assimilatory substitution of/ð/ for/v/.