See also: Spelt

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛlt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛlt

Etymology 1Edit

From spell +‎ -t. See spell.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

spelt

  1. (chiefly Britain) simple past tense and past participle of spell

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English spelt, from Old English spelt (spelt, corn), from Old Saxon spelta (spelt); or from Late Latin spelta (spelt), from Frankish *spelta (spelt); all from Proto-Germanic *spiltaz (spelt).

NounEdit

spelt (usually uncountable, plural spelts)

  1. A grain, considered either a subspecies of wheat, Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta, or a separate species Triticum spelta or Triticum dicoccon.
    Synonym: dinkel wheat
    Hypernym: hulled wheat
    Coordinate terms: emmer, einkorn wheat
TranslationsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Irish: speilt
  • Welsh: sbelt
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse spald.

NounEdit

spelt (plural spelts)

  1. (dialect, Northern England, Scotland) A thin piece of wood or metal; a splinter.
  2. (metalworking) Spelter.

VerbEdit

spelt (third-person singular simple present spelts, present participle spelting, simple past and past participle spelted)

  1. (obsolete) To split; to break; to spalt.
    • 1707, J[ohn] Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry; or, The Way of Managing and Improving of Land. [], 2nd edition, London: [] J[ohn] H[umphreys] for H[enry] Mortlock [], and J[onathan] Robinson [], published 1708, OCLC 13320837:
      spelted Beans

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German spelte.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spɛlt/, [sb̥ɛlˀd̥]

NounEdit

spelt c (singular definite spelten, not used in plural form)

  1. spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta)

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spelt f (uncountable)

  1. spelt (grain)

VerbEdit

spelt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of spellen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of spellen

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

spelt

  1. indefinite singular past participle of spela and spele

West FrisianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *spiltaz. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spelt ? (plural [please provide])

  1. spelt

ReferencesEdit

  • spelt”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011