See also: děte, dęte, ɗete, and Dete

Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *depta, contracted from Latin debita. The early contraction possibly also underlies in Old Occitan deuta, whereas Old Spanish debda was contracted at a later stage.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dete oblique singularf (oblique plural detes, nominative singular dete, nominative plural detes)

  1. debt

Descendants edit

  • Middle French: debte
  • Italian: detta
  • Middle English: dette, debte

Serbo-Croatian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dětę, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to suck, suckle).

Noun edit

déte n (Cyrillic spelling де́те, relational adjective dèčjī)

  1. child, kid

Declension edit

As opposed to other Slavic languages, in Serbo-Croatian dete does not have a plural – the collective noun deca is used instead.