Butt

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

English

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Etymology

Proper noun

Butt (plural Butts)

  1. A surname.
    1. A surname from English.
    2. A surname from German.
    3. A surname from Kashmiri.

Further reading


German

Etymology

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

  • IPA(key): /bʊt/
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Noun

Butt m (strong, genitive Buttes or Butts, 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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Derived terms

Further reading

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