Gnit meaning

A gnat.
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Origin of gnit

  • From Middle English gnit, gnitte, from Old English *gnit (“gnit, gnat”), from Proto-Germanic *gnittaz, *gnattaz (“gnat, midge”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghhnýd-, *ghnýdh- (“to gnaw, scratch”). Cognate with Low German gnid (“gnit”), German Gnitze (“midge, gnat”), Danish gnid (“gnat”), Swedish gnet (“nit”), Norwegian gnit (“gnat”), Icelandic gnit, nitur (“gnat”). Related to gnat.
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