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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an unrecorded verb *hnycnan, *hnycnian, from Proto-Germanic *hnukjaną (to bend; crook; twist; wrinkle). Cognate with Old Norse hnykkja (to pull).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gehnycned

  1. drawn; pinched; wrinkled

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