See also: Spalt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Spalt (stein), from spalten (to split). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

spalt (uncountable)

  1. Spelter.

AdjectiveEdit

spalt (comparative more spalt, superlative most spalt)

  1. (of wood) Brittle.
    Note: (US) Spalted wood is that which has been cut from a naturally cured, dead, or dying hardwood tree whose wood is normally light in color (such as pecan), and which exhibits patterns of dark stain (crazed) lines and splotches caused by microorganisms and/or fungus. Although slightly more brittle and porous than normal wood from the same species of tree, spalted wood nevertheless can be used to make decorative items and small pieces of furniture.
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  2. Heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy.

VerbEdit

spalt (third-person singular simple present spalts, present participle spalting, simple past and past participle spalted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To break off pieces, or have them broken off, especially with an axe etc; to splinter.
    Synonym: spall

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃpalt/
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VerbEdit

spalt

  1. Imperative singular of spalten.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

spalt

  1. imperative of spalte

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Lombardic spalt (crack, fissure); see modern German spalten (to cleave).

NounEdit

spalt m

  1. crack, fissure

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • spill” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Used in Swedish since 1657, same as Danish spalte, from German Spalte, based on the verb spalten (to split), related to Swedish spjäll, spilla, spillra

NounEdit

spalt c

  1. a (long and narrow) gap
  2. a column (of text)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of spalt 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spalt spalten spalter spalterna
Genitive spalts spaltens spalters spalternas

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