EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

snite (plural snites)

  1. (obsolete or Scotland) A snipe.
    • 1630, Thomas Randolph, The Muse's Looking-Glass
      Larks , thrushes , quails , woodcocks , snites , and pheasants,
      The best that can be got for love or money

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English sniten, from Old English snȳtan (to clear or blow the nose), from Proto-Germanic *snūtijaną (to blow the nose). Cognate with Old Norse snýta (to blow the nose), whence Danish snyde and Swedish snyta sig, and with German sich schneuzen. Related to snout and snot.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

snite (third-person singular simple present snites, present participle sniting, simple past and past participle snited)

  1. (obsolete or Scotland, transitive) to blow (one's nose)
  2. (obsolete or Scotland, transitive) to snuff (a candle)

ReferencesEdit

  • Thomson, J. - Etymons of English words - pg. 199

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AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

snite

  1. past participle of snigh (pour (down), flow, course; filter through, percolate; glide, crawl)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
snite shnite
after an, tsnite
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


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EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

snite

  1. to appear or show oneself

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith