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See also: kat, Kat, kát, KAT, kąt, and kăt

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North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian katte (cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian kaat and West Frisian kat), from Late Latin cattus (domestic cat), from Latin catta, from Afro-Asiatic; see English cat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kåt f (plural kåte)

  1. (Mooring) cat

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish kāter, from Old Norse kátr of unknown origin. Possibly related to Latin gaudeō (rejoice).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kåt (comparative kåtare, superlative kåtast)

  1. (slang) horny (sexually aroused)
  2. (obsolete) jolly, glad, cheerful

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kåt
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kåt kåtare kåtast
Neuter singular kåt kåtare kåtast
Plural kåta kåtare kåtast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 kåte kåtare kåtaste
All kåta kåtare kåtaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

ReferencesEdit

  • kåt in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)