Slite Definition

verb

(dialectal) To slit; tear or rip up.

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(dialectal) To wear away (clothes).
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noun

(dialectal) The act or process of ripping up; rending; wear and tear.

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Origin of Slite

  • From Middle English sliten, from Old English slītan (“to slit, tear, rend, shiver, split, rend to pieces, cleave, divide”), from Proto-Germanic *slītaną (“to tear”), from Proto-Indo-European *skleid-, *(s)kel- (“to cut, trim”). Cognate with North Frisian slitten (“to clear, make void”), Dutch slijten (“to wear, waste, ravel out”), German schleißen (“to trim”), Swedish slita (“to rip, tear”).

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