Bett

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bet, bette, from Old High German betti, from Proto-Germanic *badją. Cognate with German Bett, Dutch bed, English bed, Swedish bädd, Icelandic beður.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (eastern Switzerland) IPA(key): /betː/
  • (western Switzerland) IPA(key): /bɛtː/

Noun[edit]

Bett n (plural Better)

  1. bed

References[edit]

  • “Bett” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 72.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Bette (now colloquial, regional; otherwise obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bet, bette, from Old High German betti, from Proto-Germanic *badją (“plot, grave, resting-place, bed”), perhaps (if originally "dug sleeping-place") from Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ- (“to dig”). Cognate with Low German Bedd, Dutch bed, West Frisian bêd, English bed, Swedish bädd, Icelandic beður.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • (Germany)
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  • (Austria)
    (file)
    IPA(key): /das‿bɛt/

Noun[edit]

Bett n (genitive Bettes, plural Betten, diminutive Bettchen n or Bettlein n)

  1. bed (piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, for resting or sleeping on; one's place of sleep or rest)
  2. bed (bottom of a body of water, such as an ocean, sea, lake, or river)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bett in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German betti, from Proto-Germanic *badją.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bett n (plural Better)

  1. bed

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Bett, Dutch bed, English bed.

Noun[edit]

Bett n (plural Bedder)

  1. bed