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Daemon
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squander

(verb) Spend thoughtlessly; throw away.

Synonyms: waste, blow

Usage: Each man swore that for once he would be sensible and not squander his money.
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squander
Definition: (verb) Spend thoughtlessly; throw away.
Synonyms: waste, blow
Usage: Each man swore that for once he would be sensible and not squander his money.
thar
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Not Latin in origin as you might expect.


Quote:
squander (v.)
1580s (implied in squandering), "to spend recklessly or prodigiously," of unknown origin; Shakespeare used it in "Merchant of Venice" (1593) with a sense of "to be scattered over a wide area." Squander-bug, a British symbol of reckless extravagance and waste during war-time shortages, represented as a devilish insect, was introduced 1943.


Etymology unclear but that meaning of "spread over a wide area" does link in with the Norse word so I think it is probably a Viking word that emerged from English dialect.
The original meaning is obsolete and it has changed slightly.

Quote:
Compare Danish skvætte (rare)/skvatte (“to splash”) (nominalised: skvæt), Icelandic skvetta (“to squirt”), Swedish skvätta (“to splash”), Norwegian Bokmål skvette.[1]

squander (third-person singular simple present squanders, present participle squandering, simple past and past participle squandered)

To waste, lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate.
1746, Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac[2]
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
George Best (1946-2005)
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.[3]
2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC Sport‎[1]:
As the game opened up, Bolton squandered a fine opportunity to equalise - Chris Eagles shooting straight at Szczesny - but then back came Arsenal.

(obsolete) To scatter; to disperse.
John Dryden
Our squandered troops he rallies.

(obsolete) To wander at random; to scatter.
William Shakespeare
The wise man's folly is anatomized / Even by squandering glances of the fool.


So with that original meaning it does make a connection possible.
Icelandic
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1 skvett/a f ( -u, -ur)
1. (gusa) splash
2. (skúr) (rain) shower

2 skvett/a v (dat) ( -i, skvett)
splash, slosh
~~st upp splash up
~~ í sig drink






taurine
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The wife is likely to form other unsuitable relationship and thus there is a high risk that she will dissipate or squander her assets.

(The question as to what actually constitutes her assets seems to be obvious, of course. It cannot be anything like 👙.)

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To squander is to spend all you have right now like there's no tomorrow!
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