See also: Gnat

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gnat, from Old English gnætt (gnat; midge; mosquito), from Proto-Germanic *gnattaz, *gnattuz (gnat), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰneHdʰn-, *gʰneHd- (to gnaw; scratch), from ‎Proto-Indo-European *gʰen- (to gnaw; bite; scratch; grind). Cognate with Low German Gnatte (gnat), dialectal Swedish gnatt (mote; particle; atom), German Gnatz (scabs; rash; scabies; stinginess). Related also gnit and gnaw.

 
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NounEdit

gnat (plural gnats)

  1. Any small insect of the order Diptera, specifically within the suborder Nematocera.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English gnætt, from Proto-Germanic *gnattaz.

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gnat (plural gnattes)

  1. A gnat or similar insect.
  2. Something of little worth or importance.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: gnat
  • Scots: gnat

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gnatъ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡnat/
  • (file)

NounEdit

gnat m anim

  1. (colloquial) large bone
  2. (slang) gun

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Further readingEdit

  • gnat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gnat in Polish dictionaries at PWN