Girt vs Girn - What's the difference?

girt | girn |


As nouns the difference between girt and girn

is that girt is a horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts while girn is a vocalization similar to a cat's purring.

As verbs the difference between girt and girn

is that girt is to gird or girt can be (gird) while girn is (label) to grimace; to snarl.

As an adjective girt

is (nautical) bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

girt

English

Etymology 1

Alteration of

Noun

(en noun)
  • A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
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  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To gird.
  • To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  • To measure the girth of.
  • Etymology 3

    See gird

    Verb

    (head)
  • (gird)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
  • Anagrams

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    girn

    English

    Alternative forms

    * gurn * gurne

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To grimace; to snarl.
  • *1999 , (Jessica Stirling), The Wind from the Hills , St Martin's Press.
  • To whinge, moan, complain.
  • *2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 107:
  • (label) To make elaborate unnatural and distorted faces as a form of amusement or in a girning competition.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vocalization similar to a cat's purring.
  • *2002 , edited by Richard J. Davidson, Handbook of Affective Sciences , Oxford University Press, p. 569:
  • A different vocalization, a girn, simiular to a cat's purring, was observed in infants reunited with their mothers...

    See also

    * gowl

    Anagrams

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