níð

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See also: nid and níd

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse níð, from Proto-Germanic *nīþą. Cognate with Old English nīþ (English nithe), Old Saxon nīþ, Dutch nijd, Old High German nīd (German Neid) and Gothic 𐌽𐌴𐌹𐌸 ‎(neiþ).

Confer the Icelandic níðingur from the Old Norse níðingr, which cognates with the Old English nīðing and Old High German nidding.

Noun[edit]

níð n ‎(genitive singular níðs, nominative plural níð)

  1. libel, defamation, abuse, calumny, invective