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English

From Middle English *gloten, glouten, from Old Norse glotta (to grin, smile scornfully) or Old English *glotian, both from Proto-Germanic *glutōną (to stare), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to shine), related to Swedish dialectal glotta, glutta (to peep), Middle High German glutzen, glotzen (to stare), Modern German glotzen (to gawk, goggle).