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gasp

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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vb. XIV. Early var. gayspe — ON. geispa, alt. of *geipsa, f. base of geipa talk idly;

Reference Entry.  37 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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