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any other Gmc. language.
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2014/08/23
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nieve
“clenched fist” (northern and Scot. dialect), c.1300, from O.N. hnefi (cf. Norw. dial. neve, Swed. näfve, Dan. næve), not found in any other Gmc. language.
 
Excuse me for being a naif, but what are Gmc languages?
2014/08/24
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Short for “Germanic”. Includes German, Dutch, all the Scandinavian tongues (including Icelandic but not Finnish), and English.

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