Definitions

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  • n. A gnat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gnat.

Etymologies

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From Middle English gnit, gnitte, from Old English *gnit ("gnit, gnat"), from Proto-Germanic *gnittaz, *gnattaz (“gnat, midge”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghhnýd-, *ghnýdh- (“to gnaw, scratch”). Cognate with Low German gnid ("gnit"), German Gnitze ("midge, gnat"), Danish gnid ("gnat"), Swedish gnet ("nit"), Norwegian gnit ("gnat"), Icelandic gnit, nitur ("gnat"). Related to gnat.

Examples

  • Wy yu let Gramma gnit us teh mittuns wen yu kno she is

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  • Now whim the sillybilly of a Gracehoper had jingled through a jungle of love and debts and jangled through a jumble of life in doubts afterworse, wetting with the bimblebeaks, drik-king with nautonects, bilking with durrydunglecks and horing after ladybirdies (ichnehmon diagelegenaitoikon) he fell joust as sieck as a sexton and tantoo pooveroo quant a churchprince, and wheer the midges to wend hemsylph or vosch to sirch for grub for his corapusse or to find a hospes, alick, he wist gnit!

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  • i hav got 30 marks in gnit out of 100 in 1st semester will i get a good placement?

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