Blatt

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German blat, from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą. Cognate with German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade, Icelandic blað, Swedish blad.

Noun[edit]

Blatt n (plural Bletter, diminutive Blettli)

  1. (botany) leaf
    • 1902, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      Ufem Wasser schwümme d’Bletter wie chlini Schiffli.
      The leaves swim upon the water like little ships.
  2. (card games) card

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Blat (Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German blad, northern variant of blat.

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Noun[edit]

Blatt n (plural Bläder or Blader, diminutive Blättche)

  1. (Ripuarian) leaf

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German blat, from Old High German blat, from Proto-West Germanic *blad (leaf), from Proto-Germanic *bladą (leaf); akin to Low German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade, Danish and Swedish blad. Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek φύλλον (phúllon), Latin folium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blat/, [blät]
  • Rhymes: -at
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Blatt n (genitive Blattes or Blatts, plural Blätter, diminutive Blättchen n or Blättlein n)

  1. (botany) leaf (green and flat organ of a plant)
  2. (botany) petal (one of the parts of the whorl of a flower)
  3. sheet, piece of paper (piece of paper (usually rectangular) that has not been cut, torn, or folded out of shape)
    Auf dem Blatt steht nichts drauf.
    There is nothing written on this sheet of paper.
    1. sheet (full sheet of paper in a newspaper or similar periodical, representing four pages)
      ein Blatt ist zwei oder vier Seiten
      one sheet is two to four pages
  4. hand, cards (set of cards held by a player)
    Zeig mir dein Blatt.
    Show me your cards.
  5. (colloquial) paper, newspaper (publication containing news and other articles)
    Was ist das denn für ein Käseblatt?!
    What kind of newspaper is this?!
  6. (colloquial, sometimes derogatory) magazine (a printed and published informative periodical)
  7. blade (flat functional end of an oar, rudder, propeller, etc.)
  8. blade (sharp cutting edge of a saw or other tool)
    Sägeblattsaw blade
  9. thin plate; foil (very thin sheet of metal)
    Blattgoldgold foil

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German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German blat, from Old Saxon blad, from Proto-West Germanic *blad, from Proto-Germanic *bladą. Akin to German Blatt, Dutch blad, Dutch Low Saxon blad, English blade.

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Noun[edit]

Blatt f (plural Blööd or Blääd or Bläder)

  1. (botany) a leaf; the organ of a plant or tree
  2. (botany) the petal of a flower or blossom
  3. a page in a book or magazine
  4. a sheet of paper
    Op dat Blatt steiht nix (dorop).
    There is nothing written on this sheet of paper.
  5. the cards of a card game
    Laat mi dien Blööd sehn.
    Show me your cards.
  6. (colloquial) the newspapers
  7. the blade of an oar
  8. the functioning part of a saw and other tool
    Saagblattsaw blade
  9. a thin plate or foil; not necessarily paper; can also be made out of aluminium, copper or other metal
    Blattgoldgold foil

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Blatt, Dutch blad, English blade.

Noun[edit]

Blatt n (plural Bledder)

  1. leaf
  2. blade
  3. page