cniht

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From Proto-Germanic *knehtaz. Cognate with Old Frisian knecht, Old Saxon kneht, Old High German kneht (German Knecht, Danish knægt, Dutch knecht).

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cniht m (nominative plural cnihtas)

  1. (Kent) boy, youth
  2. (Kent) (male) servant, attendant
  3. (Kent) male of high military rank, ranking below a baron, usually previously having worked as a page or squire

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