See also: Platt and plätt

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Early Modern English platte, a variation (probably dialectal) of plot (plot of land); see plat and plot for more.

NounEdit

platt (plural platts)

  1. Obsolete spelling of plat or plot (scheme, plan, design, map).
    • 1794 July 30, minutes of the Executive council of Georgia, published in Minutes of the Executive council, from January 14, 1778, to January 6, 1785 (1908), page 684:
      3rdly That it also be recommended to all persons concerned to have their platts passed through the Surveyor Generals Office, and, in all respects, ready for the grant, in case they shall be entitled to the same, by the said 10th of September.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:platt.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English platten, whence also plait; see plat.

NounEdit

platt (countable and uncountable, plural platts)

  1. Obsolete spelling of plat (material made by interweaving, especially material made by interweaving straw, used to make hats).
    straw platt
    • c. 1750, a record, quoted in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1931):
      The versatility of his craftsmanship is likewise evidenced by the inventory which included "8½ Doz. Walking Sticks & Rodds" and "3½ Doz. Straw Hatts, some platt &c." His name appears in several account books of early Philadelphians, in 1751, []

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From northern Middle High German plat, blat and Middle Low German plat, from Old French plat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, probably from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús). Compare Dutch plat, French plat, Italian piatto, obsolete English plat. Also related to English flat.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /plat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

platt (strong nominative masculine singular platter, comparative platter, superlative am plattesten)

  1. flat
  2. (of a building or structure, also figuratively) completely destroyed, razed to the ground
  3. bromidic, banal
  4. (colloquial) very tired, exhausted
  5. (colloquial) astonished, dumbstruck
    • 2023, Helge Schneider (lyrics and music), “Der letzte Torero”:
      Ich bin der letzte Torero / Aus einer anderen Zeit / Nachts steig' ich heimlich durch die Stadt / Kein Stier in Sicht / Ich bin platt!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Further readingEdit

  • platt” in Duden online
  • platt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German plat, a borrowing from Old French plat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

platt

  1. flat
    Er hod en platter Kopp.
    He has a flat head.
  2. flattened
    Das is ganz platt.
    That is entirely flattened.

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German plat, a borrowing from Old French plat (whence French plat), from Vulgar Latin *plattus. Cognate with German platt, Dutch plat.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

platt (masculine platten, neuter platt, comparative méi platt, superlative am plattsten)

  1. flat

DeclensionEdit


MalteseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian piatto and/or Sicilian piattu, probably influenced by English plate.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

platt m (plural platti)

  1. plate, dish
    platt ċattshallow plate
    platt fondsoup plate

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German platt.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

platt (comparative plattare, superlative plattast)

  1. flat
    platt som en pannkaka
    flat as a pancake

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of platt
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular platt plattare plattast
Neuter singular platt plattare plattast
Plural platta plattare plattast
Masculine plural3 platte plattare plattast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 platte plattare plattaste
All platta plattare plattaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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AdverbEdit

platt (comparative plattare, superlative plattast)

  1. entirely, absolutely, at all
    det är platt intet
    that is absolutely nothing, that is nothing at all

NounEdit

platt c

  1. a flat piece of ground

DeclensionEdit

Declension of platt 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative platt platten plattar plattarna
Genitive platts plattens plattars plattarnas

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