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See also: Gnat
Old English gnætt "gnat, midge, mosquito," earlier gneat, used of various small, flying insects, from Proto-Germanic *gnattaz (cf. Low German gnatte, German Gnitze); perhaps literally "biting insect" and related to gnaw.
- Rhymes: -æt
gnat (plural gnats)
any small insect of the order Diptera