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See also: blatter, Blätter, and blätter




  • IPA(key): /ˈblatər/, [ˈbla.tɐ]
  • Hyphenation: Blat‧ter

Etymology 1


With sporadic shortening before -ter (as in Mutter) from Middle High German blātere, from Old High German blātara, from Proto-West Germanic *blādrā. Cognate with Dutch blaar, English bladder.



Blatter f (genitive Blatter, plural Blattern)

  1. (dated) pock
    Synonym: Pocke
  2. (dated, in the plural) pox, smallpox
    Synonym: Pocken
  3. (archaic or southern) blister
    Synonyms: Blase, Hautblase
Derived terms

Etymology 2


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Proper noun


Blatter m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Blatters or (with an article) Blatter, feminine genitive Blatter, plural Blatters or Blatter)

  1. a surname

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