trant

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tranten, from or cognate with Middle Dutch tranten (to step, walk), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *trent-, *trant- (to walk). Cognate with West Frisian trantsje (to step, step time; dance, jump). Compare also Dutch drentelen (to saunter).

Verb[edit]

trant (third-person singular simple present trants, present participle tranting, simple past and past participle tranted)

  1. (intransitive) To walk; go about.
  2. (intransitive) To traffic in an itinerant manner; to peddle.
  3. (intransitive) To turn; play a trick.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English trant, from Middle Dutch trant (a step), from Middle Dutch tranten (to walk). Cognate with Dutch trant (style, manner fashion, mode), Swedish trant (a step).

Noun[edit]

trant (plural trants)

  1. A turn; trick; strategem.
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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

trant m (uncountable)

  1. manner

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Numeral[edit]

trant

  1. (cardinal) thirty