gnast etymology

Middle English word gnast comes from Proto-Germanic *ga-, Proto-Germanic *hnaistô, and later Old English *gnast (Spark.)

Detailed word origin of gnast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ga- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Indicates association or togetherness; co-.. Indicates completeness or wholeness. In verbs, also indicates perfectivity (a finished action).
*hnaistô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gahnaistô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gnast Old English (ang) Spark.
*gnāst Old English (ang)
knast Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as gnast

Descendants of *ga-
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Descendants of *hnaistô