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Etymology 1

From Middle English addere (resulted from misdivision of a naddere to an addere) < Middle English naddere < Old English nædre, "adder", "snake". Akin to Old Saxon nadra, Old High German natra, natara, German natter, Gothic nadrs, Icelandic naðr, masculine, naðra, feminine: compare Welsh neidr, Cornish naddyr, Irish nathair, Latin natrix, water snake.

Noun

Singular
adder

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A snake.
  2. (UK) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (or Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of the genus Clotho.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of several small nonvenomous snakes resembling the adder, such as the milk snake.
Translations

Etymology 2

From to add + -er.

Noun

Singular
adder

Plural
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  1. Someone who or something which performs arithmetic addition.
  2. Something which adds or increases.
    They sought out cost adders with an eye toward eliminating them.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

adder m. and f. (plural adders or adderen, diminutive addertje)

  1. viper, adder

Derived terms


Old Prussian

Conjunction

adder

  1. or
    wāiklis adder mērgā - boy or girl
  2. but

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