flet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English flet (floor of a house; house), from Old English flet, flett (the ground; the floor of a house; house; dwelling), from Proto-Germanic *flatją (a flat or level surface, level ground, floor, hallway), from Proto-Indo-European *plad- (flat, broad). Cognate with Dutch vlet (vessel), Low German Flet (an upper bedroom), German Fletz, Flötz (level ground, threshing floor, hallway, set of rooms or benches). More at flat.

Noun[edit]

flet (plural flets)

  1. (rare or dialectal) Floor; bottom; lower surface.
  2. (rare or dialectal) A house; home.

Danish[edit]

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flet

  1. Imperative of flette.

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

flet m (plural flets)

  1. flounder (fish)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

flet

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of fleō

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English flet, flett (floor, ground; dwelling, house), from Proto-Germanic *flatją (floor), from Proto-Germanic *flataz (flat), from Proto-Indo-European *plat- (flat).

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Noun[edit]

flet (plural flets)

  1. the floor, ground
    Cliued mi saule to þi flet. — Northern Verse Psalter, 1400
  2. a dwelling, habitation, house, cottage, hall
    Þe lorde..Fyndez fire vpon flet, þe freke þer byside. — Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, 1400
  3. A (level) piece of ground; a battlefield
    Wiþ four othre meteþ he ... & fuld hem on þe flette. — Sir Firumbras, c1380

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References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary, flet

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *flatją (floor), from Proto-Germanic *flataz (flat), from Proto-Indo-European *plat- (flat). Akin to Old Frisian flet, flette (dwelling, house)

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flet n (nominative plural flet)

  1. the floor, ground
    Heó on flet gecrong — She sank to the ground.
  2. a dwelling, habitation, house, cottage, hall
    Gif ðæt flet geblódgad wyrþe. — If the house be stained with blood.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Likely from Proto-Germanic *flutōną (to float), from Proto-Indo-European *plewd-, *plew- (to float, swim, fly); compare Danish fløde (cream), Icelandic fleytið (skimming), Norwegian fløte (cream)

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Noun[edit]

flēt f (nominative plural flēta)

  1. cream, skimming, curds
    Hwít sealt dó on reám oððe góde fléte. — Put white salt into cream or good skimmings.
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References[edit]
  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", flet et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), flet.

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

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flet m

  1. flute (woodwind instrument)

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