See also: bett

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Bett.

Proper nounEdit

Bett (plural Betts)

  1. A surname.

Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bet, bette, from Old High German betti, from Proto-Germanic *badją. Cognate with German Bett, Dutch bed, English bed, Swedish bädd, Icelandic beður.

PronunciationEdit

  • (eastern Switzerland) IPA(key): /betː/
  • (western Switzerland) IPA(key): /bɛtː/

NounEdit

Bett n (plural Better)

  1. bed

ReferencesEdit

GermanEdit

 
1. ein Bett

Alternative formsEdit

  • Bette (colloquial in eastern Germany; otherwise obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bet, bette, from Old High German betti, from Proto-Germanic *badją (“plot, grave, resting-place, bed”), perhaps (if originally "dug sleeping-place") from Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ- (“to dig”). Cognate with Low German Bedd, Dutch bed, West Frisian bêd, English bed, Swedish bädd, Icelandic beður. Doublet of Beet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛt/
  • (Germany) [bɛt]
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  • (Germany) [bɛt]
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  • (Austria) [d̥as ˈb̥e̞t]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛt

NounEdit

Bett n (mixed, genitive Bettes or Betts, plural Betten, diminutive Bettchen n or Bettlein n)

  1. bed (piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, for resting or sleeping on; one's place of sleep or rest)
  2. bed (bottom of a body of water, such as an ocean, sea, lake, or river)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Bett” in Duden online
  • Bett” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German betti, from Proto-Germanic *badją.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Bett n (plural Better)

  1. bed

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Bett, Dutch bed, English bed.

NounEdit

Bett n (plural Bedder)

  1. bed

PlautdietschEdit

NounEdit

Bett f (plural Betten)

  1. tub