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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Gnash
To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.

Etymology: OE. gnasten gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gn�sta to gnash, Dan.knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen

verb Gnash
To grind or strike the teeth together.
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  1. Grind together, of teeth

From Middle English gnasten. Origin unknown; the word is probably either Germanic or onomatopoeic. Compare Old Norse gnastan, German knirschen, German Low German gnirschen, gnörschen (“gnash”).

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  • How unique is the name Gnash? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Gnash was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Gnash born Apr 16, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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