gnit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gnit, gnitte, from Old English *gnitte(gnit; gnat), from Proto-Germanic *gnittǭ(gnat; midge), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰneHdʰn-, *gʰneHd-(to gnaw, scratch). Cognate with Low German gnid(gnit), German Gnitte, Gnitze(midge, gnat). Compare also Danish gnid(gnat), Swedish gnet(nit), Norwegian gnit(gnat), Icelandic gnit, nitur(gnat). Related to gnat.

Noun[edit]

gnit ‎(plural gnits)

  1. A gnat.