See also: platte and Plätte

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Platte.

Proper nounEdit

Platte (plural Plattes)

  1. A surname from German.

StatisticsEdit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Platte is the 21986th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1180 individuals. Platte is most common among White (95.42%) individuals.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈplatə/
  • IPA(key): /ˈplatːə/ (Swiss German)
  • Rhymes: -atə
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German plate, from late Old High German platta, from Vulgar Latin *platta, *plattus, from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, wide; flat). Doublet of Plätte.

NounEdit

Platte f (genitive Platte, plural Platten)

  1. flat, thin, regularly (not necessarily circular) shaped object
  2. Various short forms:
    1. (informal, computing) Clipping of Festplatte (hard disk).
    2. (music) Clipping of Schallplatte (vinyl record, gramophone record).
    3. (photography) Clipping of Fotoplatte (photographic plate).
    4. (printing) Clipping of Druckplatte (printing plate).
    5. Clipping of Grabplatte (flat gravestone).
    6. Clipping of Tischplatte (tabletop).
    7. Clipping of Herdplatte (stovetop).
  3. A flat, ceramic serving plate, or the food served on it.
  4. (geology) tectonic plate
  5. (climbing) smooth rock with no hand- or footholds
  6. (numismatics) planchet
  7. (Austria) gang (criminal gang)
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  • Czech: plát

Etymology 2Edit

From Rotwelsch platt machen, platte machen (to spend the night outside), originally “to flee outside”, from Yiddish מאַכן פּליטה(makhn pleyte, to escape, run away). פּליטה (pleyte) is from Hebrew פְּלֵטָה(pəlēṭā, remainder, survivors). Doublet of Pleite.

NounEdit

Platte f (genitive Platte, plural Platten)

  1. bivouac; overnight camp
  2. A fixed outdoor sleeping place of a person or people of a nomadic group.
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Platte f

  1. plural of Platt