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  • n. A prong or something projecting like a prong; an animal's horn; a branch or limb of a tree; a protruding arm.
  • n. A branch of a deer's antler; the horn of a unicorn; a tooth of a harrow; a spike.
  • v. To ignite, kindle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To kindle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To set on fire; kindle; light; inflame.
  • n. A prong, or something projecting like a prong; an animal's horn; a branch or limb of a tree; a protruding arm.


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From earlier tend, from Middle English tenden, teenden, from Old English tendan ("to kindle") (usually attested in compounds); related to Danish tænde, German zünden. More at tend.

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From Middle English tind, tynd, from Old English tind ("tine, prong, tooth"), from Proto-Germanic *tenduz, *tendaz (“prong, pinnacle”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (“tooth, projection”). Cognate with Dutch tinne ("battlement"), German Zinne ("pinnacle, battlement"), Danish tinde ("pinnacle, battlement"), Swedish tinne ("tooth of a rake"), Icelandic tindur ("spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement"). Related also to Dutch tand ("tooth, tine"), English tooth.


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