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gnide

See also: Gnide

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gniden, from Old English gnīdan (to rub, grind together, crumble), from Proto-Germanic *gnīdaną (to rub), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰneidʰ-, *gʰneid- (to gnaw, chew, scratch, rub). Cognate with Danish gnide (to rub), Swedish gnida (to rub, scrape), Icelandic gníða (to rub).

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

gnide (third-person singular simple present gnides, present participle gniding, simple past gnode or gnided or gnidded, past participle gnidden or gnided or gnidded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To rub (usually with or between the hands); bruise; crush; pound; break in pieces; rub out.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To crumble away.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gniða, from Middle Low German gnīden.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡniːðɘ/, [ˈɡ̊niːðɘ], [ˈɡ̊niːð̩]

VerbEdit

gnide (imperative gnid, infinitive at gnide, present tense gnider, past tense gned, past participle er/har gnedet)

  1. rub
  2. chafe