glenten

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

glenten c

  1. definite singular of glente

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse *glenta, *gletta, from Proto-Germanic *glentaną (to slide; glide), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰlend- (to shine; sparkle; look).

Compare Danish glente; Westrobothnian glänt; Norwegian glanta (to glide, slip), gletta (to glide, slip; to peep, look); Swedish glänta (to slip, slide (obsolete); gleam, shine (archaic); peer (dated); slightly open a door).

Verb[edit]

glenten (third-person singular simple present glenteth, present participle glentende, glentynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle glented)

  1. To move quickly.
  2. (Of a weapon) To strike a glancing blow.
  3. To glance; to look askance.
  4. To shine, gleam; flash, glitter; glisten, glint.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: glint

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