blaten

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch blaten, bleten, from Old Dutch *blāten, *blēten, from Old Frankish *blātjan (to bleat), from Proto-Germanic *blētijaną (to bleat). Cognate with Old High German blāzen (to bleat), Old English blǣtan (to bleat). More at bleat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blaten (past singular blaatte, past participle geblaat)

  1. (intransitive) To bleat, produce the typical baa sound of sheep
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To speak as pointlessly as if it were gibberish
    Je kan blaten wat je wil, jongentje, met zo'n slechte punten ga je over mijn knie!
    You may talk all you want, boy, such bad grades land you over my knee!

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]