cnif

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English from the 11th century, perhaps from Old Norse, Frisian or Dutch. From a Proto-Germanic *knībaz (knife). Akin to Old Norse knífr, Middle Low German knīf, Middle Dutch cnijf (Dutch knijf), German Kneif.

Earlier Old English had seax, sax; also meteseax, metsax cognate with German Messer.

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Noun[edit]

cnīf m

  1. knife

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