skene Celtic dagger, 1520s, from Ir. Gael. scian (gen. sceine) “knife.”

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  • Skene —    SKENE, a parish, in the district and county of Aberdeen, 9 miles (W. by. N.) from the city of Aberdeen; containing 1846 inhabitants. This place, which is of some antiquity, was originally part of the royal forests of the kings of Scotland, and …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Skene — bezeichnet Skene (Schweden), Ort in Schweden den Namen eines schottischen Clans den Namen einer altösterreichischen Unternehmerfamilie: siehe Skene (Familie) einen Begriff aus dem Theater: siehe Skene (Theater) Folgende Personen tragen den Namen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Skene — Skene, n. See {Skean}. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skėnė — (gr.) sf.: Vaidybos užpakalyj stovėjo skėnė, tai esti trobelė, kur vaidintojai apsitaisydavo Vd …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Skene — (gr.), 1) das Zelt; 2) so v.w. Scene …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Skene — A Scottish tartan of red, navy, and green bars and green lines …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • skene — [skēn] n. var. of SKEAN …   English World dictionary

  • Skene — In classical drama, the skene was the background building which connected the platform stage, in which costumes were stored and to which the periaktoi (painted panels serving as the background) were connected.The evolution of the actor, who… …   Wikipedia

  • skene — skene1 /skee nee/, n., pl. skenai / nuy/. (in the ancient Greek theater) a structure facing the audience and forming the background before which performances were given. [ < Gk skené; see SCENE] skene2 /skeen/, n. skean. * * * In ancient Greek… …   Universalium

  • Skene — Ske|ne 〈[ ne:] f.; , Ske|nai; im altgrch. Theater〉 Bühnenhaus, aus dem die Schauspieler heraustraten, sowie die erhöhte Spielfläche davor für die Schauspieler (hinter der Orchestra) [grch., „Zelt, Hütte“] * * * Ske|ne, die; , …nai [griech.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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