See also: Holt

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English holt, from Old English holt (forest, wood, grove, thicket; wood, timber), from Proto-Germanic *hultą (wood), from Proto-Indo-European *kald-, *klād- (timber, log), from Proto-Indo-European *kola-, *klā- (to beat, hew, break, destroy, kill).

Cognate with Scots holt (a wood, copse, thicket), North Frisian holt (wood, timber), West Frisian hout (timber, wood), Dutch hout (wood, timber), German Holz (wood), Icelandic holt (woodland, hillock), Old Irish caill (forest, wood, woodland), Ancient Greek κλάδος (kládos, branch, shoot, twig), Albanian shul (door latch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

holt (plural holts)

  1. A small piece of woodland or a woody hill; a copse.
  2. The lair of an animal, especially of an otter.

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AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔlt

VerbEdit

holt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of hollen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of hollen

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

holt

  1. Third-person singular present of holen.
  2. Second-person plural present of holen.
  3. Imperative plural of holen.

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old past participle of the verb hal (to die).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

holt (comparative holtabb, superlative legholtabb)

  1. (literary) dead (mostly in attributive use)
    Synonyms: halott, elhunyt
    Holt lelkekDead Souls (a novel by Nikolai Gogol)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative holt holtak
accusative holtat holtakat
dative holtnak holtaknak
instrumental holttal holtakkal
causal-final holtért holtakért
translative holttá holtakká
terminative holtig holtakig
essive-formal holtként holtakként
essive-modal
inessive holtban holtakban
superessive holton holtakon
adessive holtnál holtaknál
illative holtba holtakba
sublative holtra holtakra
allative holthoz holtakhoz
elative holtból holtakból
delative holtról holtakról
ablative holttól holtaktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
holté holtaké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
holtéi holtakéi

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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

holt n (genitive singular holts, nominative plural holt)

  1. hillock
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Þey þey! þey þey! þaut í holti tófa,
      þurran vill hún blóði væta góm,
      eða líka einhver var að hóa
      undarlega digrum karlaróm;
      útilegumenn í Ódáðahraun
      eru kannske að smala fé á laun.
      Hush, hush, hush, hush,
      a vixen dashed in the hillock,
      wanting to quench his thirst with blood.
      Or - is it someone calling,
      strangely, with a harsh voice?
      Outlawed men, in the vast waste land
      are secretly guarding their stolen sheep.
  2. (antiquated) wood

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English holt, from Proto-Germanic *hultą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

holt (plural holtes)

  1. A small piece of woodland; a wooded hill.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: holt
  • Scots: holt

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hultą.

NounEdit

holt n

  1. wood (the material)
  2. tree
  3. a wood, a forest

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • holt (I)”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hultą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

holt n

  1. wood

DescendantsEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hultą.

NounEdit

holt n

  1. wood
    Synonym: skógr
  2. rough stony ridge

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • holt in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press