Definition of scathe in English:

scathe

verb

with object and usually with negative
  • 1archaic Harm; injure.

    ‘he was barely scathed’
    • ‘He'd been hit a few times, but for someone of his magnitude, it barely scathed him.’
    hurt, wound, harm, damage, disable
    1. 1.1archaic, literary Damage or destroy by fire or lightning.
      ‘the pine tree scathed by lightning-fire’
      • ‘The little wiry bushes that grow all over Yosemite seem to be barely scathed by the flames in places, a tribute to their hardiness.’

noun

mass nounarchaic
  • Harm; injury.

    ‘it was cheering to hear that you had got through winter and diphtheria without scathe’

Origin

Middle English from Old Norse skathi (noun), skatha (verb); related to Dutch and German schaden (verb).

Pronunciation

scathe

/skeɪð/