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spelt

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

See spell

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VerbEdit

spelt

  1. (chiefly UK) simple past tense and past participle of spell

Usage notesEdit

The form spelt may predominate over spelled in parts of North America with heavier English settlement since the 19th century. One such place is Utah.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old English spelt (spelt, corn), from Old Saxon spelta (spelt); or from Late Latin spelta (spelt), from Frankish *spelta (spelt); all from Proto-Germanic *spiltō, *spiltaz (spelt), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pelbh-, *(s)pelbh-t- (spelt, spelt meal). Cognate with Old High German spelza (spelt), Modern German Spelz (wheat-like cereal), Dutch spelt (spelt).

NounEdit

spelt (uncountable)

  1. A grain, considered either a subspecies of wheat, Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta, or a separate species Triticum spelta.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle High German spalden, or Old Norse spald.

NounEdit

spelt (plural spelts)

  1. (dialect, Northern England, Scotland) A thin piece of wood or metal; a splinter.
  2. (metalworking) spelter

VerbEdit

spelt (third-person singular simple present spelts, present participle spelting, simple past and past participle spelted)

  1. (obsolete) To split; to break; to spalt.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German spelte.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spɛlt/, [sb̥ɛlˀd̥]

NounEdit

spelt c (singular definite spelten, not used in plural form)

  1. spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta)}

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NounEdit

spelt n (uncountable)

  1. spelt (grain)

VerbEdit

spelt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of spellen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of spellen