Gound meaning

(UK dialectal) Mucus produced by the eyes during sleep.
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(UK dialectal) Gummy matter in sore eyes.
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Origin of gound

  • From Middle English gound, gownde, from Old English gund (“matter, pus, poison”), from Proto-Germanic *gundaz (“sore, boil”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰendʰ- (“ulcer, sore, abscess, boil”). Cognate with Old High German gunt (“purulent matter”), Norwegian dialectal gund (“the scab of an ulcer”).

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