daint

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

daint (comparative more daint, superlative most daint)

  1. (obsolete) Dainty.
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.x:
      to cherish him with diets daint, / She cast to bring him, where he chearen might [...].

Adverb[edit]

daint (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) do not, don't
  2. (West Midlands) didn't

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) dent

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēns, dentem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dénts, *h₃dónts.

Noun[edit]

daint m (plural daints)

  1. (anatomy, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) tooth

Derived terms[edit]