English edit

Noun edit

dette (countable and uncountable, plural dettes)

  1. Obsolete form of debt.

Danish edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

dette

  1. neuter singular of denne

French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French debte from Old French dete, from Latin dēbita, plural of dēbitum. Doublet of débit.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɛt/
  • (file)

Noun edit

dette f (plural dettes)

  1. debt
    Antonym: créance

Usage notes edit

While both dette and créance correspond with English debt, dette is seen from the perspective of the borrower (money they owe), whereas créance is seen from the perspective of the lender (money owed to them).

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdet.te/
  • Rhymes: -ette
  • Hyphenation: dét‧te

Adjective edit

dette

  1. feminine plural of detto (known, aforementioned)

Participle edit

dette f pl

  1. feminine plural of detto ((having) said)

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdet.te/, (traditional) /ˈdɛt.te/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ette, (traditional) -ɛtte
  • Hyphenation: dét‧te, (traditional) dèt‧te

Verb edit

dette

  1. third-person singular past historic of dare
    Synonym: diede

References edit

  1. ^ dette in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old French dete, from Latin dēbita, from the plural of dēbitum.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dette (plural dettes)

  1. Goods or possessions owed to or due to another person; a debt.
  2. The state of debt; the condition one is when one has a debt or monetary obligation.
  3. Something which one is obliged to do (by law, society, or belief):
    1. Sex (i.e. as something which one's partner requires of oneself).
    2. Death (i.e. as something which the nature of humanity requires of oneself)
    3. (rare) The requirement to fight back against one who has hurt oneself.
  4. Something that one deserves (negatively); one's fate or punishment.
  5. (theology) Sin; acts which go against the dictates of a higher power.
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, Matheu 6:9-14, page 3r, column 2; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      and þus ȝe ſchulen pꝛeie / Oure fadir þat art in heuenes .· halewid be þi name / þi kyngdom come to / be þi wille doon in erþe .· as in heuene / ȝyue to vs þis dai oure bꝛeed ouer oþir ſubſtaunce / and foꝛȝyue to vs oure dettis .· as we foꝛȝyuen to oure dettouris / and lede vs not in to temptacioun .· but delyuere vs fro yuele amen []
      You should pray like this: "Our father that's in heaven, your name will be sanctified; / your Kingdom will come; your will will be done on Earth, like in heaven. / Give us our bread over other substances, / forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us, / and don't bring us into temptation, but instead save us from evil. Amen."
  6. (law, rare) A legal action in order to collect a money owed to one.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: debt
  • Scots: det, debt

References edit

Adjective edit

dette (rare)

  1. Having a debt or monetary obligation or having people owe debt towards you.
  2. Appropriate, fitting, seemly; meshing with societal standards.
  3. Required, needful, necessary; not optional.
  4. Fitting, fair or deserving; according to justice.

References edit

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Old French dete, from Latin dēbita, plural of dēbitum.

Noun edit

dette f (plural dettes)

  1. (Jersey) debt

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse þetta.

Pronoun edit

dette

  1. this (neuter of denne)

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse detta.

Verb edit

dette

  1. to fall

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse þetta.

Pronoun edit

dette

  1. this (neuter of denne)

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

dette (present tense dett, past tense datt, past participle dotte, passive infinitive dettast, present participle dettande, imperative dett)

  1. Alternative form of detta

References edit