Other Word Forms of Flint
Origin of Flint
Old English flint, from Proto-Germanic *flintaz (compare Middle Dutch vlint, Old High German flins, Danish flint), from Proto-Indo-European *splind- (“to split, cleave”) (compare Irish slinn (“slate, shingle”), Ancient Greek πλίνθος (plinthos)), from *(s)plei- (“to split”). More at split.
Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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