queynte

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman cointe, from Latin cognitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɛi̯nt(ə)/, /ˈkwɔi̯nt(ə)/, /ˈkɔi̯nt(ə)/, /ˈkwui̯nt(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

queynte (comparative queynter, superlative queyntest)

  1. intelligent, smart, well-thought, sagacious, judicious
  2. adept, competent, well-taught
  3. deceptive, cunning, tricky
  4. renowned, notable, recognisable
  5. sophisticated, complicated, detailed
  6. polite, kind, of good manners.
  7. stylish, trendy, beautiful, attractive
  8. wonderful, amazing, extraordinary
  9. bizarre, odd, weird
  10. esoteric, unknown, unfamiliar
  11. Related to witchcraft or the paranormal
  12. boastful, prideful

Descendants[edit]

  • English: quaint
  • Scots: quent (obsolete)

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