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See also: Platten and plätten

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See plat (flat, adjective).

VerbEdit

platten (third-person singular simple present plattens, present participle plattening, simple past and past participle plattened)

  1. (transitive, glassmaking) To flatten and make into sheets or plates.
    to platten cylinder glass

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English plættan (to buffet, strike, slap, smack, to give a sounding blow), from Proto-Germanic *platjaną (to strike, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)lad-, *b(e)led- (to strike, beat). Cognate with Middle Dutch platten, pletten (to strike, bruise, crush, rub) (whence Dutch pletteren), German platzen (to burst, split, break up, bounce), Swedish plätta (to tap, pat). Compare Old English plætt (slap, smack, a sounding blow). See pat.

VerbEdit

platten

  1. (transitive) to strike with the hand; to slap
    • c. 1380, Piers Plowman (A):
      Peronelle Proude-herte platte hir to the erthe,

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NounEdit

platten

  1. definite singular of platt