clæg

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *klajjaz, from *kli- ‘to stick, cleave’, from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (to stick). Cognate with Middle Low German klei (Dutch klei, German Klei). Compare also Ancient Greek γλία (glía), Latin glūs ‘glue’, Old Church Slavonic глина ‘clay’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clæg m

  1. clay

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • “clæg” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.
  • Clay, New Webster Dictionary of English Language, 1980 edition.