Middle English glet slimy or mucous matter, from Anglo-French glette, from Latin glittus viscous; akin to Latin gluten glue — more at clay
14th century, in the meaning defined above
“Gleet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gleet. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.
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