snapli

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sneypiliga.

Adverb[edit]

snapli

  1. sharply, bitingly; reproachfully
    Hell hint þan þat gerard grim And selcuth snapli snybbid him, "þu prince of tinsel and þu duke Of wastful werk ..." — Cursor Mundi, 1400

Related terms[edit]

  • snape (rebuke; revile, criticize)

References[edit]

Middle English Dictionary, snaipeli, snapli