See also: blått and blatt

Alemannic German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German blat, plat, from Old High German blat, from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą. Cognate with German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade, Icelandic blað, Swedish blad.

Noun edit

Blatt n (plural Bletter, diminutive Blettli)

  1. (botany) leaf
    • 1902, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      Ufem Wasser schwümme d’Bletter wie chlini Schiffli.
      The leaves swim upon the water like little ships.
  2. (card games) card

Central Franconian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • Blat (Moselle Franconian)

Etymology edit

From Old High German blad, northern variant of blat.

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Noun edit

Blatt n (plural Bläder or Blader, diminutive Blättche)

  1. (Ripuarian) leaf

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German blat, plat, from Old High German blat, from Proto-West Germanic *blad (leaf), from Proto-Germanic *bladą (leaf); akin to Low German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade, Danish and Swedish blad. Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek φύλλον (phúllon), Latin folium.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /blat/, [blät]
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  • Rhymes: -at

Noun edit

Blatt n (strong, genitive Blattes or Blatts, plural Blätter, diminutive Blättchen n or Blättlein n)

  1. (botany) leaf (green and flat organ of a plant)
  2. (botany) petal (one of the parts of the whorl of a flower)
  3. sheet, piece of paper (piece of paper (usually rectangular) that has not been cut, torn, or folded)
    Auf dem Blatt steht nichts drauf.
    There is nothing written on this sheet of paper.
    1. sheet (full sheet of paper in a newspaper or similar periodical, representing four pages)
      ein Blatt ist zwei oder vier Seiten
      one sheet is two to four pages
  4. hand, cards (set of cards held by a player)
    Zeig mir dein Blatt.
    Show me your cards.
  5. (colloquial) paper, newspaper (publication containing news and other articles)
    Was ist das denn für ein Käseblatt?!
    What kind of newspaper is this?!
    • 2021 December 8, Cathrin Gilbert, “Herr Reichelt, können Sie ohne "Bild" leben?”, in Die Zeit[1]:
      Kaum ein Blatt hat die Corona-Maßnahmen und Experten wie Christian Drosten derart rabiat attackiert wie Bild unter Ihrer Führung.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  6. (colloquial, sometimes derogatory) magazine (a printed and published informative periodical)
  7. blade (flat functional end of an oar, rudder, propeller, etc.)
  8. blade (sharp cutting edge of a saw or other tool)
    Sägeblattsaw blade
  9. thin plate; foil (very thin sheet of metal)
    Blattgoldgold foil

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Further reading edit

  • Blatt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Blatt” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Blatt” in Duden online
  •   Blatt on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

German Low German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Low German blat, from Old Saxon blad, from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą. Akin to German Blatt, Dutch blad, Dutch Low Saxon blad, English blade.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

Blatt f (plural Blööd or Blääd or Bläder)

  1. (botany) a leaf; the organ of a plant or tree
  2. (botany) the petal of a flower or blossom
  3. a page in a book or magazine
  4. a sheet of paper
    Op dat Blatt steiht nix (dorop).
    There is nothing written on this sheet of paper.
  5. the cards of a card game
    Laat mi dien Blööd sehn.
    Show me your cards.
  6. (colloquial) the newspapers
  7. the blade of an oar
  8. the functioning part of a saw and other tool
    Saagblattsaw blade
  9. a thin plate or foil; not necessarily paper; can also be made out of aluminium, copper or other metal
    Blattgoldgold foil

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Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

From Rhine Franconian Blaat, from Middle High German blat, from Old High German blat.

Compare German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade.

Noun edit

Blatt n (plural Bledder)

  1. leaf
  2. blade
  3. page