Sickless vs Sackless - What's the difference?

sickless | sackless |

As adjectives the difference between sickless and sackless

is that sickless is (obsolete) free from sickness while sackless is (provincial|northern england|poetic|or|archaic) blameless, guiltless, innocent.




  • (obsolete) Free from sickness.
  • Give me long breath, young beds, and sickless ease. — Marston.



    Alternative forms

    * (l) (Scottish)


    (en adjective)
  • (provincial, Northern England, poetic, or, archaic) Blameless, guiltless, innocent.
  • *1838 : Walter Scott, The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: with the author's introductions and notes
  • *:[...] And where that sackless knight lies slain,
  • *:The candles will burn bright.
  • *1900 : Eiríkur Magnússon, William Morris, The Story of Grettir the Strong
  • *:[...] and how Thorir of Garth would not that Grettir should be made sackless.
  • Usage notes

    Though otherwise dated, the word sackless is still used in translations of the Old Norse / Old Icelandic sagas and related contexts.


    *Northumberland Words , Oliver Heslop and Harry Haldane, 1894 .