Snast vs Gnast - What's the difference?

snast | gnast |


As nouns the difference between snast and gnast

is that snast is (obsolete) the snuff, or burnt wick, of a candle while gnast is a spark; a dying spark; a dead spark, as of a snuffed candle.

As a verb gnast is

(ambitransitive) to gnash.

snast

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) The snuff, or burnt wick, of a candle.
  • (Francis Bacon)
    (Webster 1913)

    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.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)