Gast vs Gnast - What's the difference?

gast | gnast |


As nouns the difference between gast and gnast

is that gast is a guest while gnast is a spark; a dying spark; a dead spark, as of a snuffed candle.

As a verb gnast is

(ambitransitive) to gnash.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

gast

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To frighten
  • And be not so a-gast, for shame! —Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame
    Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. —William Shakespeare, King Lear

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    gnast

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) gnast, knast, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A spark; a dying spark; a dead spark, as of a snuffed candle.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gnasten, gnaisten, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To gnash.
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