Archaic or obsolete vocabulary and grammar.

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Uses of “to scathe”

Would “We took down the foreyard and commenced to scathe it” make sense to a sailor?
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'Might' is the subjunctive inflection of 'may'; was there ever a subjunctive inflection of 'must'?

I acknowledge that there is no subjunctive mood in English. However, there are variants of some words that we might regard as subjunctive variants. For example, 'might' is the, if you will, ...