See also: MALT, målt, malț, and Mal't

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English malt, from Old English mealt, from Proto-Germanic *maltą (malt), from *maltaz (soft; nesh; weak; squashy; melting), from Proto-Indo-European *meld-, *mled- (to crush; grind; make weak). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Moalt (malt), Dutch mout (malt), German Malz (malt), Swedish malt (malt), Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ, tender; young), Russian молодой (molodoj, young; fresh; new). The Proto-Germanic noun was borrowed into Proto-Slavic as *malta; compare Ukrainian мо́лот (mólot), Czech mláto. More at melt.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /mɑlt/, /mɔlt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt

NounEdit

malt (countable and uncountable, plural malts)

  1. Malted grain (sprouted grain) (usually barley), used in brewing and otherwise.
  2. Malt liquor, especially malt whisky.
    • 1896, A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, LXII:
      Oh many a peer of England brews
      Livelier liquor than the Muse,
      And malt does more than Milton can
      To justify God's ways to man.
  3. (US, informal) A milkshake with malted milk powder added for flavor.
    • 1992, Toni Morrison, Jazz, Vintage (2016), page 89:
      Afterward she sat in the drugstore sucking malt through a straw.
    Synonym: malted
  4. Maltose-rich sugar derived from malted grain.

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VerbEdit

malt (third-person singular simple present malts, present participle malting, simple past and past participle malted)

  1. (transitive) To convert a cereal grain into malt by causing it to sprout (by soaking in water) and then halting germination (by drying with hot air) in order to develop enzymes that can break down starches and proteins in the grain.
  2. (intransitive) To become malt.
  3. (intransitive, dated, humorous) To drink malt liquor.

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DanishEdit

VerbEdit

malt

  1. past participle of male

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

malt m or n (plural malts, diminutive maltje n)

  1. (especially in diminutive) malt beer

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

malt

  1. inflection of malen:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. second-person plural present
    3. plural imperative

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *meld-, *mled- (to crush; grind; make weak). See also Proto-Slavic *moldъ.

VerbEdit

malt (tr., 1st conj., pres. maļu, mal, maļ, past malu)

  1. to grind
  2. to mill
  3. to mince
  4. to purr

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English mealt.

NounEdit

malt (uncountable)

  1. grain

DescendantsEdit

  • English: malt
  • Yola: mault

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse malt

NounEdit

malt n (definite singular maltet)

  1. malt (grain prepared for brewing and distilling)

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

malt

  1. past participle of male

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse malt

NounEdit

malt n (definite singular maltet)

  1. malt (grain prepared for brewing and distilling)

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse malt, from Proto-Germanic *maltą.

NounEdit

malt n

  1. malt

VerbEdit

malt

  1. supine of mala.

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TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

malt (definite accusative maltı, plural maltlar)

  1. malt

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative malt
Definite accusative maltı
Singular Plural
Nominative malt maltlar
Definite accusative maltı maltları
Dative malta maltlara
Locative maltta maltlarda
Ablative malttan maltlardan
Genitive maltın maltların

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

malt (nominative plural malts)

  1. malt (malted grain)

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See alsoEdit