See also: patt

GermanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French pat (stalemate [in chess]).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • (file)

NounEdit

Patt n (genitive Patts, plural Patts)

  1. (chess) stalemate
  2. (figuratively) stalemate; tie (situation where two sides are equally strong, often leading to stagnation)
    das Atompatt zwischen den Blöcken
    the nuclear stalemate between the blocs
    Die Wahl endete mit einem Patt zwischen der regierenden Koalition und der Opposition.
    The election ended in a tie between the incumbent coalition and the opposition.

Usage notesEdit

  • Not commonly used for stagnation that is due to an inability or unwillingness to reach a compromise, as in a negotiation. For that use Sackgasse or Stillstand.

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Patt” in Duden online

HunsrikEdit

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NounEdit

Patt m (plural Patte)

  1. godfather

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LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

Patt m (plural Pätt)

  1. glass (drinking vessel)
  2. glass (quantity of liquid)
  3. round (of drinks)
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French patte (paw; foot).

NounEdit

Patt f (plural Patten)

  1. paw
  2. (colloquial) hand
  3. (botany) bud
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