Beet

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See also: beet, bèèt, and be- -et

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Beet (plural Beets)

  1. A surname.

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East Central German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French bête

Noun[edit]

Beet f or n

  1. (High Prussian) fine after losing a card game.
    • 1938, Walther Ziesemer, Preußisches Wörterbuch: Sprache und Volkstum Nordostdeutschlands. 9-15. Entry "Bete".[1]:
      Ech muss beet zoahle....
      I have to pay "beet"...
  2. (High Prussian, figuratively, adjectival) losing a card game.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German bēte, compare German Bete.

Noun[edit]

Beet f

  1. (High Prussian) beet

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bette, bete, bet, from Old High German betti, beti (bed, flower-bed), from Proto-West Germanic *badi, from Proto-Germanic *badją. Doublet of Bett (bed for sleeping).

The West Germanic noun had simple -d- in the nominative/accusative and geminated -dd- in the oblique cases. This alternation was generally levelled towards the geminate, but variants with a simple consonant survived through Old and Middle High German. The form Beet, which is of Central German origin, likely continues such dialectal forms,[1] though some consider it a late and arbitrary alteration.[2] The semantic distinction from Bett is in any case artificial and dates from the 17th century.

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Noun[edit]

Beet n (strong, genitive Beetes or Beets, plural Beete)

  1. bed (for plants)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: bed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1989), “Beet”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the German Language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN
  2. ^ Beet” in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, 16 vols., Leipzig 1854–1961.

Further reading[edit]

  • Beet” in Duden online
  • Beet” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French bête

Noun[edit]

Beet f or n

  1. (low Prussian) fine after losing a card game.
  2. (low Prussian, figuratively, adjectival) losing a card game.
    • 1938, Walther Ziesemer, Preußisches Wörterbuch: Sprache und Volkstum Nordostdeutschlands. 9-15. Entry "Bete".[2]:
      He ös beet
      He has lost the game

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle Low German bēte, compare German Bete.

Noun[edit]

Beet f

  1. (Low Prussian) beet

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Beet f (plural Beete)

  1. beet