Middle English

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Noun

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cniht

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of knyght

Old English

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *kneht.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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cniht m

  1. boy
  2. (male) servant, attendant
  3. male of high military rank, ranking below a baron, usually previously having worked as a page or squire

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Descendants

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  • Middle English: knyght
    • English: knight
    • Scots: knicht
    • Yola: nickht