sprit

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English sprēot (pole, pike, spear), from Proto-Germanic *sprut-. Compare Dutch spriet (a sprout).

Noun[edit]

sprit (plural sprits)

  1. (nautical) A spar between mast and upper outer corner of a spritsail on sailing boats.
  2. A shoot; a sprout.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
Hyponyms[edit]
  • (supporting spar in spritsail rig): bowsprit
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Verb[edit]

sprit (third-person singular simple present sprits, present participle spritting, simple past and past participle spritted)

  1. To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.

Etymology 2[edit]

Akin to German spritzen.

Verb[edit]

sprit (third-person singular simple present sprits, present participle spritting, simple past and past participle spritted)

  1. To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin spiritus, via French esprit

Noun[edit]

sprit m (definite singular spriten)

  1. alcohol
  2. spirit (spirits)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spiritus, via French esprit

Noun[edit]

sprit m (definite singular spriten)

  1. alcohol
  2. spirit (spirits)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ésprit (compare English sprite), from Old French esprit, from Latin spiritus (air, breath).

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Noun[edit]

sprit c (uncountable)

  1. spirits; liquor
  2. alcohol in general, chiefly as a solvent

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