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Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

snite (plural snites)

  1. (obsolete or Scotland) A snipe.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Carew to this entry?)

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.

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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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.

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