Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The earlier form of adder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An adder.

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  • noun Obsolete form of adder.

Etymologies

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Anglo-Saxon nædre. See adder.

Examples

  • Wel, Mai bruvverz biokitteh got himself bited bai a nadder, but heez orl rite naow! poohbear3931 says:

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  • Perhaps Mike would also propose that we rescind the great vowel shift, and that we should no longer use the words apron or adder, because they were earlier napron and nadder, and people got a bit confused about the way they related to the indefinite article -- a napron got construed as an apron, etc.

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  • Perhaps Mike would also propose that we rescind the great vowel shift, and that we should no longer use the words apron or adder, because they were earlier napron and nadder, and people got a bit confused about the way they related to the indefinite article -- a napron got construed as an apron, etc.

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  • That creature was originally “a nadder”: then the two words took to bandying the poor

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  • 'He's deaf and dumb as a nadder, your honor,' remarked the solemn policeman who introduced the silent man.

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  • Misdivision of Words and Syllables -- This defect makes the words an ambassador sound like a nambassador, or an adder like a nadder.

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  • In contrast to supposed words that never did exist, are real words that exist through a mistake, such as apron and adder, where the n, which really belongs to the word itself, has been supposed, mistakenly, to belong to the article; thus apron should be napron (Fr. naperon), and adder should be nadder (A. - S. næddre).

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  • In contrast to supposed words that never did exist, are real words that exist through a mistake, such as _apron_ and _adder_, where the _n_, which really belongs to the word itself, has been supposed, mistakenly, to belong to the article; thus apron should be napron (Fr. _naperon_), and adder should be nadder (A. - S. _n < ae > ddre_).

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  • In the same way, Dent writes, a nadder, a noumpere and a napron became an 'adder,' 'umpire' and

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  • [12: 03] matociquala: and an adder used to be a nadder.

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