prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Dec 29 18:15:49 UTC 2000
On Fri, 29 Dec 2000, Greg Pulliam wrote:
> Is anyone familiar with "sny"?
Partridge's 1961 Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English gives:
snie; occ. sny. A hole filled with water; a hidden pool, even if large:
Canadian coll: C.20 John Beames. Origin?
I wonder whether there's any connection to ON snaer 'snow' and the various
incarnations of Latin nix. (Probably not, because the basic sense in IE
seems to be 'sticky')
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