sneath

Snath \Snath\ (sn[a^]th), n. [Cf. AS. sn[=i][eth]an to cut, to mow, sn[=ae]d a bite, bit, snip.] The handle of a scythe; a snead. [Variously written in England {snead}, {sneed}, {sneath}, {sneeth}, {snathe}, etc.; in Scotland written {sned}.] [1913 Webster]