gnide

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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 *gʰneydʰ-, *gʰneyd- (to gnaw, chew, scratch, rub). Cognate with Danish gnide (to rub), Swedish gnida (to rub, scrape), Icelandic gníða (to rub).

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gnide (third-person singular simple present gnides, present participle gniding, simple past gnode or gnided or gnidded, past participle gnidden or 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, perfect tense er/har gnedet)

  1. rub
  2. chafe