Snithe meaning

(now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) To cut.

Snithe a piece off with thy knife.

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(of wind or weather) Cold.
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Obsolete spelling of sny (abound, swarm, teem, be infested). [17th century]
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Origin of snithe

  • From Middle English snithen, from Old English snīþan (“to cut, make an incision, cut off, lance or amputate, cut up or to pieces, cut so as to kill, slay an animal, hew down, cut stone, hew, cut hair, cut corn, reap, mow”), from Proto-Germanic *snīþaną (“to cut”), from Proto-Indo-European *sneyt- (“to cut”). Cognate with Dutch snijden (“to cut, carve, intersect”), German schneiden (“to cut, trim, slice”), Swedish snida (“to carve, engrave”), Icelandic sníða (“to trim, tailor”). Related to snide.

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  • From Middle English snithe (“cutting, sharp”), from snithen (“to cut”), see above.

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  • Variation of sny.

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