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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English flynt, flint, from Old English flint, from Proto-Germanic *flintaz (compare Middle Dutch vlint, Old High German flins, Danish flint), from Proto-Indo-European *splind- (to split, cleave) (compare Irish slinn (slate, shingle), Ancient Greek πλίνθος (plínthos)), from *(s)plei- (to split). More at split.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /flɪnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

NounEdit

flint (countable and uncountable, plural flints)

  1. A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck.
  2. A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark.
  3. A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.
  4. A type of maize/corn with a hard outer hull.
  5. (figuratively) Anything figuratively hard.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

flint (third-person singular simple present flints, present participle flinting, simple past and past participle flinted)

  1. (transitive) To furnish or decorate an object with flint.

Further readingEdit

  • Flint” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • flint”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

flint

  1. Alternative form of flynt

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flint f

  1. genitive plural of flinta

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of flintskalle.

NounEdit

flint c

  1. a bald head
    Vilken flint han har fått!
    My God, he has balded!

DeclensionEdit

Declension of flint 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative flint flinten flintar flintarna
Genitive flints flintens flintars flintarnas

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of flintskallig.

AdjectiveEdit

flint (comparative mer flint, superlative mest flint)

  1. (colloquial) bald
    Synonyms: flintis (colloquial), flintskallig

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of flint
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular flint mer flint mest flint
Neuter singular flint mer flint mest flint
Plural flinta mer flinta mest flinta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 flinte mer flinte mest flinte
All flinta mer flinta mest flinta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.