(intransitive) To slide.
Origin of Slither
From Middle English slitheren, alteration of slideren (“to slither, creep"), from Old English slidrian (“to slip, slide, slither"), from Proto-Germanic *slidrijanÄ… (“to slide, slither"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip"). Cognate with Dutch slidderen (“to slip, wriggle, slither"). More at slide.
Middle English slethren variant of sliddren from Old English slidrian frequentative of slīdan to slide
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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