Blatt

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See also: blad, blað, błąd, and blæd

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German blat, from Proto-Germanic *bladą (leaf); akin to Low German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade, Danish and Swedish blad. Ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlh̥₃oto, an extended nominal variant of Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃ (to bloom). Related to blühen and Blume. Further Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek φύλλον (phúllon), Latin folium and flōs, Irish bláth, Welsh blodyn and Persian برگ (barg)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blat/, [blätʰ]
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  • Rhymes: -at

Noun[edit]

Blatt n (genitive Blatts or Blattes, plural Blätter, diminutive Blättchen n)

  1. (botany) a leaf; the organ of a plant or tree
  2. (botany) the petal of a flower or blossom
  3. a page in a book or magazine
  4. a sheet of paper
    Auf dem Blatt steht nichts darauf. — There is nothing written on this sheet of paper.
  5. the cards of a card game
    Zeig mir dein Blatt. — Show me your cards.
  6. (colloquial) the newspapers
    Was ist das denn für ein Käseblatt?! — What kind of newspaper is this?!
  7. (colloquial, sometimes pejorative) a magazine, a periodical; in general any printed and published informing papers
  8. the blade of an oar
  9. the functioning part of a saw and other tool
    Sägeblatt — saw blade
  10. a thin plate or foil; not necessarily paper; can also be made out of aluminium, copper or other metal
    Blattgold — gold foil

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German blat, from Old Saxon blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą. Akin to German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade.

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Blatt f (plural Blööd or Blääd)

  1. (botany) a leaf; the organ of a plant or tree
  2. (botany) the petal of a flower or blossom
  3. a page in a book or magazine
  4. a sheet of paper
    Op dat Blatt steiht nix (dorop). — There is nothing written on this sheet of paper.
  5. the cards of a card game
    Laat mi dien Blööd sehn. — Show me your cards.
  6. (colloquial) the newspapers
  7. the blade of an oar
  8. the functioning part of a saw and other tool
    Saagblatt — saw blade
  9. a thin plate or foil; not necessarily paper; can also be made out of aluminium, copper or other metal
    Blattgold — gold foil

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