See also: Glatt

English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Yiddishגלאַט(glat, smooth). Doublet of glad.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɡlæt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt

Adjective edit

glatt (not comparable)

  1. (Yinglish, of an animal, Judaism) Having none of a particular kind of adhesion on the outside of its lungs; only meat from a glatt animal can be kosher.
  2. (Yinglish, by extension, of food, Judaism) Having no ingredients from animals that are not glatt.

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German and Old High German glat, from Proto-West Germanic *glad.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

glatt (strong nominative masculine singular glatter, comparative glatter, superlative am glattesten)

  1. without roughness or unevenness: smooth; sleek, slick; even; clean (of a shave or cut); straight (of hair)
    ein glatter Brucha clean break
  2. slippery (from e.g. ice, but not from grease)
  3. (figurative) smooth (without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents)
    alles läuft glatteverything is running smoothly
  4. (informal) clear, unequivocal
    ein glatter Siega clear win, a decisive victory
    glatter Betrugsheer fraud, naked fraud
  5. (mathematics, of a function) smooth (being infinitely differentiable)
  6. (mathematics, of an integer) smooth (having bounded prime factors)
  7. (weaponry) smoothbore
  8. (Switzerland) funny
  9. (obsolete) pretty
    • 1920 [1910], Hermann Löns, Der Wehrwolf [] [1]:
      Der Bauer schüttelte erst den Kopf, als der Prediger so sprach, aber als der ihm verklarte, daß die Bäuerin ihm aufgetragen hatte, dafür zu sorgen, daß Wieschen ihr Versprechen hielt, da meinte er bloß noch: »Die junge glatte Deern ist viel zu schade für mich. Seht her!«
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Declension edit

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Icelandic edit

Adjective edit

glatt

  1. inflection of glaður:
    1. strong neuter nominative singular
    2. strong neuter accusative singular

Participle edit

glatt

  1. inflection of gladdur:
    1. strong neuter nominative singular
    2. strong neuter accusative singular

Verb edit

glatt

  1. supine of gleðja

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German glatt.

Adjective edit

glatt (neuter singular glatt, definite singular and plural glatte, comparative glattere, indefinite superlative glattest, definite superlative glatteste)

  1. smooth
  2. slippery

Adverb edit

glatt

  1. smoothly

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German glatt.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

glatt (neuter singular glatt, definite singular and plural glatte, comparative glattare, indefinite superlative glattast, definite superlative glattaste)

  1. smooth
  2. slippery

Adverb edit

glatt

  1. smoothly

References edit

Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from German glatt.

Adjective edit

glatt (comparative glattare, superlative glattast)

  1. smooth, shiny, and slippery
    glatt is
    slippery ice
  2. (mathematics) smooth
Declension edit
Inflection of glatt
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular glatt glattare glattast
Neuter singular glatt glattare glattast
Plural glatta glattare glattast
Masculine plural3 glatte glattare glattast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 glatte glattare glattaste
All glatta glattare glattaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From the adjective glad.

Adjective edit

glatt

  1. indefinite neuter singular of glad

Adverb edit

glatt (comparative gladare, superlative gladast)

  1. happily; in a happy and positive manner

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

glatt

  1. supine of glädja

References edit