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See also: rét, rêt, rết, and Ret.

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English retten, reten; perhaps from Middle Dutch rēten, reeten (compare Middle Low German rōten; Middle High German rōzen), or from Old Norse reyta (compare Norwegian røyta, Swedish röta); all from Proto-Germanic *rautijaną (to make mellow or soft), from Proto-Indo-European *rewd- (to tear; rend; rip). Related to rot.

VerbEdit

ret (third-person singular simple present rets, present participle retting, simple past and past participle retted)

  1. (transitive) To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.
    • 1989, Keith Bosley, translating Elias Lönnrot, The Kalevala, XLVIII:
      the hemp was retted / and soon the retting was done / and swiftly it was hung up / and hurriedly it was dried […].
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, page 621:
      the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring
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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation.

AdjectiveEdit

ret

  1. retired
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AcehneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ret

  1. road

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CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

ret

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of retre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of retre

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *rъtъ. Compare Russian рот (rot, mouth).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ret m inan

  1. lip

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Further readingEdit

  • ret in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ret in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse réttr, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós.

AdjectiveEdit

ret

  1. straight
    en ret linje
    a straight line
  2. right, proper
  3. rightful
    den rette arving
    the rightful heir
  4. plain (in knitting)
InflectionEdit
Inflection of ret
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular ret 2
Neuter singular ret 2
Plural rette 2
Definite attributive1 rette
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
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AdverbEdit

ret

  1. straight
  2. rightly, properly
  3. rather, quite
    Han er ret høj.
    He is rather tall.

Etymology 2Edit

Maybe from Middle Low German richte.

NounEdit

ret c (singular definite retten, plural indefinite retter)

  1. (uncountable) right, justice, law
  2. court, courtroom, lawcourt
  3. dish, course (of food)
  4. (uncountable) right side (e.g. of a fabric)
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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English red.

AdjectiveEdit

ret

  1. red

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from riit.

NounEdit

ret

  1. (hunting) A flag or stake that is used as a signal in the seal ice or as you put on the boat to find it again among the icebergs when departing from it to hunt.

VerbEdit

ret

  1. singular active preterite indicative of riit