gnarled vs knotted what difference

what is difference between gnarled and knotted

English

Etymology 1

First attested Shakespeare 1603:

Thy sharpe and sulpherous bolt Splits the vn-wedgable [unwedgable] and gnarled Oke [oak].
Measure for Measure, Act II, scene ii, line 116

Variant of knurled, from knurl. Surface analysis is gnarl +‎ -ed, though gnarl is a later back-formation. Popular use by 19th century.

Adjective

gnarled (comparative more gnarled, superlative most gnarled)

  1. Knotty and misshapen.
    • Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, with [] on one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin limbs.
  2. Made rough by age or hard work.
Synonyms
  • gnarly
Derived terms
  • gnarl
Translations

Verb

gnarled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gnarl (Etymology 1)

Etymology 2

See gnarl (Etymology 2).

Verb

gnarled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gnarl (Etymology 2)

References

Anagrams

  • Dangler, Glander, Le Grand, Legrand, dangler, rangled


English

Etymology

From Middle English knotted, iknotted, from the past participle of the verb knotten.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɒtɪd

Adjective

knotted (comparative more knotted, superlative most knotted)

  1. Full of knots; knotty.
  2. Tied in knots.
  3. Tangled, tangly, knotty, entangled, matted, snarled, unkempt, or uncombed.
  4. Having the shape or form of a knot.

Translations

Verb

knotted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of knot

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • knottid, knottyd, iknotted, icnottet, cnottede, cnotted, icnotten

Etymology

The past participle of a rare verb knotten.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈknɔtəd/, /iˈknɔtəd/, /əˈknɔtəd/

Adjective

knotted

  1. knotted, knotty, tangled
  2. tied, linked
  3. lumpy, bumpy

Descendants

  • English: knotted
  • Scots: knottit

References

  • “knotten, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-23.

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