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EnglishEdit

 
A kitten.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English kitoun, kiton, kyton (kitten), diminutive of cat (cat), equivalent to cat +‎ -en. The first element is probably from Middle English kiteling (kitten, kit), Old Norse ketlingr (kitten), or possibly Anglo-Norman *kiton or Old French chiton, diminutive of cat, chat (cat), from Late Latin cattus. Compare Low German kitten (kitten). More at kitling, cat, and -en.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kitten (plural kittens)

  1. A young cat, especially before sexual maturity (reached at about seven months).
  2. A young rabbit, rat, hedgehog, squirrel, fox, beaver, badger, etc.

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VerbEdit

kitten (third-person singular simple present kittens, present participle kittening, simple past and past participle kittened)

  1. To give birth to kittens.
    • 2016, Kerry Greenwood, Murder and Mendelssohn, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, page 319:
      `Princess the Lady Regina of Alphington is about to kitten. I must be there to support her.'

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DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English kitten.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kitten m (plural kittens, diminutive kittentje n)

  1. a young cat; kitten
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Etymology 2Edit

From kit (sealant).

VerbEdit

kitten

  1. to apply sealant to
InflectionEdit
Inflection of kitten (weak)
infinitive kitten
past singular kitte
past participle gekit
infinitive kitten
gerund kitten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kit kitte
2nd person sing. (jij) kit kitte
2nd person sing. (u) kit kitte
2nd person sing. (gij) kit kitte
3rd person singular kit kitte
plural kitten kitten
subjunctive sing.1 kitte kitte
subjunctive plur.1 kitten kitten
imperative sing. kit
imperative plur.1 kit
participles kittend gekit
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

kitten

  1. Plural form of kit

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kitt +‎ -en

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪtn̩]
  • Hyphenation: kit‧ten
  • (file)

VerbEdit

kitten (third-person singular simple present kittet, past tense kittete, past participle gekittet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to putty, to cement

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