A scythe is an agricultural tool used to reap crops and mow grass. In popular culture, the scythe is the instrument held by the Grim Reaper, or the personification of death, because it is symbolic of his duty to harvest souls.
Scythe is also a popular board game published by Stonemaier Games that was released in 2016 that is widely considered among the best board games of all time.
The word scythe derives from the Old English word siðe, and was adopted with the spelling of sithe or sythe. The current spelling of scythe, with the added "c" developed because of the misconception that the word derived from the Latin scindere, which means "to cut". Due to this, the spelling of scythe with a "c" took hold and become of common usage.
The correct pronunciation of Scythe is saith. The -ai is pronounced like the word "eye" and the final "th" is pronounced like the "th" is pronounced in the word "though". Both the word "scythe" and the board game of the same name are pronounced as saith.