from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cut.
  • adj. Sharp; cutting.
  • adj. Cold.
  • v. Seventeenth-century spelling of sny (abound, swarm, teem, be infested).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sharp; piercing; cutting; -- applied to the wind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut.
  • Sharp; cutting; cold: said of the wind.


From Middle English snithen, from Old English snīþan ("to cut, make an incision, cut off, lance or amputate, cut up or to pieces, cut so as to kill, slay an animal, hew down, cut stone, hew, cut hair, cut corn, reap, mow"), from Proto-Germanic *snīþanan (“to cut”), from Proto-Indo-European *sneyt- (“to cut”). Cognate with Dutch snijden ("to cut, carve, intersect"), German schneiden ("to cut, trim, slice"), Swedish snida ("to carve, engrave"), Icelandic sníða ("to trim, tailor"). Related to snide. (Wiktionary)
Variation of sny. (Wiktionary)


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