AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of wat vir, from Dutch wat voor (what a, what kind of).

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

watter

  1. what; which
    Watter boeke lees jy?
    What books do you read?
    Watter huis het hulle gekoop?
    Which house did they buy?

Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

watter n

  1. (Rimella and Campello Monti) rain

ReferencesEdit

  • “watter” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English wæter, from Proto-West Germanic *watar, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wɑtər/, /wɑʔər/

NounEdit

watter (countable and uncountable, plural watters)

  1. water
    Can A hae a gless o watter, please?
    May I have a glass of water, please?
  2. A river or large stream
    A went on doon the watter.
    I continued on down the river.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English wæterian, from Proto-Germanic *watrōną, *watrijaną, from *watōr (water), from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (water).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wɑtər/, /wɑʔər/

VerbEdit

watter (third-person singular present watters, present participle watterin, past wattert, past participle wattert)

  1. water
    A'm gaunae watter thae flouers.
    I'm going to water those flowers.

ReferencesEdit

watter” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.