See also: din't and di'n't

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English dint, dent, dünt, from Old English dynt (dint, blow, strike, stroke, bruise, stripe; the mark left by a blow; the sound or noise made by a blow, thud), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (a blow), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰen- (to strike, hit). Cognate with Swedish dialectal dunt, Icelandic dyntr (a dint). More at dent.

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NounEdit

dint (countable and uncountable, plural dints)

  1. (obsolete) A blow, stroke, especially dealt in a fight.
  2. Force, power; especially in by dint of.
  3. The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.
    • 1860, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Lancelot and Elaine”, in Idylls of the King:
      and read the naked shield, [] Of every dint a sword had beaten in it, / And every scratch a lance had made upon it
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

dint (third-person singular simple present dints, present participle dinting, simple past and past participle dinted)

  1. To dent.
    • 1854, W. Harrison Ainsworth, The Star-Chamber, Volume 2[1]:
      Your helmet was dinted in as if by a great shot.
    • 1915, Jeffery Farnol, Beltane The Smith[2]:
      And, in that moment came one, fierce and wild of aspect, in dinted casque and rusty mail who stood and watched--ah God!

Etymology 2Edit

ContractionEdit

dint

  1. Pronunciation spelling of didn’t.

AnagramsEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēns, dentem. Compare Italian dente, Romansch dent, Venetian dénte, Romanian dinte, French dent, Spanish diente.

NounEdit

dint m (plural dinčh)

  1. tooth

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English dynt, from Proto-Germanic *duntiz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dint/, /dɛnt/, /dunt/

NounEdit

dint (plural dintes or (Early ME) dunten)

  1. The landing of a weapon; a blow or stroke.
    • a. 1375, Gawain Poet, Sir Gawayn and þe Grene Knyȝt, lines 2110-2117, page 118r:
      Forþy I ſay þe, as ſoþe as ȝe in ſadel ſitte, / Com ȝe þere, ȝe be kylled, may þe knyȝt rede, / Trawe ȝe me þat trwely, þaȝ ȝe had twenty lyues / to ſpende. / He hatz wonyd here ful ȝore / On bent much baret bende / Aȝayn his dyntez ſore / Ȝe may not yow defende
      So I say to you, as sure as you sit in your saddle: / If you come there, you'll be killed if he wills, / trust me about that truely, like you had twenty lives / to spend. / He has lived here a long time; / when he pulls his bow, much conflict begins. / Against his powerful blows, / you won't be able to defend yourself.
  2. (by extension) Warfare, battle; the use of weaponry.
  3. The strike, landing or force of a tool or other item hitting something.
  4. The striking or noise of thunder; a thunderclap.
  5. (rare) A strike with one's limbs or body.
  6. (rare) An injury resulting from a weapon's impact.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: dent, dint, dunt
  • Scots: dunt, dont, dynt, dint, dent

ReferencesEdit


WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French dent, from Latin dēns, dentem.

NounEdit

dint f

  1. (anatomy) tooth