flett

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Etymology[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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Noun[edit]

flett n (nominative plural flett)

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

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References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", flett et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), flett.