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Webster 1913 Edition


Daint

Daint

,
Noun.
[See
Dainty
,
Noun.
]
Something of exquisite taste; a dainty.
[Obs.]
Adj.
Dainty.
[Obs.]
To cherish him with diets
daint
.
Spenser.

Definition 2019


daint

daint

See also: dain't

English

Adjective

daint (comparative more daint, superlative most daint)

  1. (obsolete) Dainty.
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.x:
      to cherish him with diets daint, / She cast to bring him, where he chearen might [...].

Adverb

daint (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) do not, don't
  2. (West Midlands) didn't

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) dent

Etymology

From Latin dēns, dentem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dénts, *h₃dónts.

Noun

daint m (plural daints)

  1. (anatomy, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) tooth

Derived terms