Butt

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See also: butt, but, bút, bût, būt, and but-

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Butt

  1. A surname​.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Low German Butt, from Middle Low German but, butte, from Old Saxon *butt, from Proto-Germanic *buttaz (stumpy). Cognate with Dutch bot and with English butt, in all senses.

Apparently this word had the primitive meaning of being a stump, i. e. being flattened by reason of beating, whereby the root might be identified with the one of English beat and German bossen, bosseln.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʊt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Butt m (genitive Butts or Buttes, plural Butte)

  1. (Northern Germany) European flounder (Platichthys flesus)
  2. lefteye flounder (fish of the family Bothidae)
  3. turbot (fish of the family Scophthalmidae)

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Further reading[edit]

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