from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A snipe.
  • v. To blow (one's nose).
  • v. To snuff (a candle).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A snipe.
  • transitive v. To blow, as the nose; to snuff, as a candle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To blow or wipe (the nose); snuff (a candle); in falconry, to wipe (the beak) after feeding.
  • To blow or wipe the nose.
  • n. A snipe.


From Old English snitan. Cognate with Old Norse snýta (to blow the nose), whence Danish snyde and Swedish snyta sig, and with German sich schneuzen. Related to snout and snot. (Wiktionary)



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