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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Aphetic form of apert.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pert (comparative perter, superlative pertest)

  1. (of a person) Attractive.
  2. (of a part of the body) Well-formed, shapely. [from 14th c.]
    pert breasts
  3. Lively; alert and cheerful; bright. [from 16th c.]
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1, Scene 1:
      "Go Philostrate, Stirre vp the Athenian youth to merriments, Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth"
    • 2001, Donald Spoto, Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, chapter 1, 11:
      He was instantly attracted to Gladys's pert, fey humor and her good nature.
  4. (now rare, especially of children or social inferiors) Cheeky, impertinent. [from 15th c.]
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 333:
      "You'll not be so pert when the Cornish seize you. They spit children like you and roast them on bonfires."
  5. (obsolete) Open; evident; unhidden; apert. [14th-17th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete) Clever.

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VerbEdit

pert (third-person singular simple present perts, present participle perting, simple past and past participle perted)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To behave with pertness.

NounEdit

pert (plural perts)

  1. (obsolete) An impudent person.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

per +‎ -t

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛrt]
  • Hyphenation: pert

NounEdit

pert

  1. accusative singular of per
    pert indítto sue

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pars, partem.

NounEdit

pert f (plural pertes)

  1. part

Related termsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *peret, from Late Latin paraverēdus.

NounEdit

pert n

  1. horse

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: paard, perd
    • Afrikaans: perd
      • Sotho: pere
  • Limburgish: paerd
  • West Flemish: peird

Further readingEdit

  • pert”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • pert”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pert (feminine singular pert, plural pert)

  1. pretty, attractive
  2. quaint

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pert bert mhert phert
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.