adder

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EnglishEdit

The head of the common European adder (Vipera berus)
The sea stickleback or adder-fish (Spinachia spinachia)

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English addere, rebracketing of naddere, from Old English nǣdre, nǣddre ‎(snake, serpent, viper, adder), from Proto-Germanic *nēdrǭ, *nadrǭ ‎(snake, viper) (compare West Frisian njirre, Dutch adder, German Natter, Otter), from pre-Germanic *néh₁treh₂, variant of Proto-Indo-European *n̥h₁trih₂ (compare Welsh neidr, Latin natrīx ‘watersnake’), from *sneh₁- ‎(to spin, twist) (compare Dutch naaien). More at needle.

NounEdit

adder ‎(plural adders)

  1. (obsolete) Any snake.
  2. A name loosely applied to various snakes more or less resembling the viper; a viper.
  3. (chiefly Britain) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of the genus Bitis.
  4. (US, Canada) Any of several small nonvenomous snakes resembling adders, such as the milk snake.
  5. A sea stickleback or adder fish (Spinachia spinachia).
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Etymology 2Edit

add +‎ -er.

NounEdit

adder ‎(plural adders)

  1. Someone who or something which performs arithmetic addition; a machine for adding numbers.
  2. Something which adds or increases.
    They sought out cost adders with an eye toward eliminating them.
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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch adder, adre, misdivison of nadder, nadre, from Old Dutch *nadra, from Proto-Germanic *nadrǭ.

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NounEdit

adder m, f ‎(plural adders or adderen, diminutive addertje n)

  1. viper, adder

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

adder

  1. imperative of addere

Old PrussianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

adder

  1. or
    wāiklis adder mērgā - boy or girl
  2. but
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