Patt

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French pat (stalemate [in chess]).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Patt n (genitive Patts, plural Patts)

  1. (chess) stalemate
  2. (figuratively) stalemate; tie (situation where two sides are equally strong, often leading to stagnation)
    das Atompatt zwischen den Blöcken
    the nuclear stalemate between the blocs
    Die Wahl endete mit einem Patt zwischen der regierenden Koalition und der Opposition.
    The election ended in a tie between the incumbent coalition and the opposition.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not commonly used for stagnation that is due to an inability or unwillingness to reach a compromise, as in a negotiation. For that use Sackgasse or Stillstand.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Patt” in Duden online

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Noun[edit]

Patt m (plural Patte)

  1. godfather

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

Patt m (plural Pätt)

  1. glass (drinking vessel)
  2. glass (quantity of liquid)
  3. round (of drinks)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French patte (paw; foot).

Noun[edit]

Patt f (plural Patten)

  1. paw
  2. (colloquial) hand
  3. (botany) bud
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