See also: ratte and rätte

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

Ratte (plural Rattes)

  1. Alternative form of ratte (kind of potato)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ratte, from Old High German ratta, rato, from Proto-Germanic *rattaz (rat); see that entry and English rat for more. Compare also Dutch rat, Swedish råtta, French rat.

The consonantism ratta in Old High German (instead of *razza) is unexplained. One possible explanation is that the form was borrowed from Old Saxon ratta. The dialectal German variant Ratz could be reflective of an inherited Proto-Germanic form, an adaptation of the Old Saxon form, or (perhaps most likely) a later expressive derivative.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁatə/
  • Rhymes: -atə
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NounEdit

Ratte f (genitive Ratte, plural Ratten, diminutive Rättchen n, female Rättin)

  1. rat

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Further readingEdit

  • Ratte” in Duden online

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “ratta”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN



HunsrikEdit

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Ratte f

  1. plural of Ratt