gnide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gniden, from Old English gnīdan (to rub, grind together, crumble), from Proto-Germanic *gnīdaną (to rub), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰneidʰ-, *gʰneid- (to gnaw, chew, scratch, rub). Cognate with Danish gnide (to rub), Swedish gnida (to rub, scrape), Icelandic gníða (to rub).

Verb[edit]

gnide (third-person singular simple present gnides, present participle gniding, simple past gnode, gnided, or gnidded, past participle gnidden, gnided, or gnidded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To rub (usually with or between the hands); bruise; crush; pound; break in pieces; rub out.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To crumble away.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gniða, from Middle Low German gnīden.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡniːðɘ/, [ˈɡ̊niːðɘ], [ˈɡ̊niːð̩]

Verb[edit]

gnide (imperative gnid, infinitive at gnide, present tense gnider, past tense gned, past participle er/har gnedet)

  1. rub
  2. chafe