gnit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gnit, gnitte, from Old English *gnit (gnit, gnat), from Proto-Germanic *gnittaz, *gnattaz (gnat, midge), from Proto-Indo-European *ghhnýd-, *ghnýdh- (to gnaw, scratch). Cognate with Low German gnid (gnit), German Gnitze (midge, gnat), Danish gnid (gnat), Swedish gnet (nit), Norwegian gnit (gnat), Icelandic gnit, nitur (gnat). Related to gnat.

Noun[edit]

gnit (plural gnits)

  1. A gnat.