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See also: diets and diëts



From Middle Dutch dietsc, a variant of duutsc (from which Duits), both from Old Dutch *thiudisk, from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz, from *þeudō (people, nation), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people). Compare German deutsch, Low German Düütsch.



Diets (comparative Dietser, superlative meest Diets or Dietst)

  1. (obsolete) German, continental West Germanic
  2. (archaic) Dutch
  3. Middle Dutch


Inflection of Diets
uninflected Diets
inflected Dietse
comparative Dietser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial Diets Dietser het Dietst
het Dietste
indefinite m./f. sing. Dietse Dietsere Dietste
n. sing. Diets Dietser Dietste
plural Dietse Dietsere Dietste
definite Dietse Dietsere Dietste
partitive Diets Dietsers

Proper noun[edit]

Diets n

  1. (obsolete) the "German", or continental West Germanic languages
  2. (archaic) the Dutch language
  3. the Middle Dutch language