Faroese edit

Verb edit


  1. supine of ræða

Old English edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *ratt, from Proto-Germanic *rattaz (whence also Old Frisian *rat). The various cognates reflect different preforms. The most common would be the feminine ō-stem *rattā: Old Frisian *ratte, Old Saxon ratta, Old Dutch *ratta, Old High German ratza. Old High German rato and ratta can only reflect borrowings post-dating the High German consonant shift, thus the non-geminate /t/ in rato is of unknown significance.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

rætt m

  1. rat

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Middle English: ratte, rotte, rat