Platt

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See also: platt and plätt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

German Platt or Clipping of Plattdeutsch

Proper noun[edit]

Platt

  1. (rare) Plattdeutsch, Low German

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Platt

  1. A village in Kent, England.

Etymology 3[edit]

English habitational surname from Platt Bridge, from Old French plat (footbridge).

Proper noun[edit]

Platt

  1. A surname​.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately the same as platt (flat), although the motivation seems not to be quite clear; possibly the geographically low areas of Germany as in Niederdeutsch (Low German), or else “not elevated, ordinary, simple” speech.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Platt n (genitive Platt or Platts, no plural)

  1. Low German
  2. (regional, chiefly northern and central Germany) a dialect (regional language), usually a German (or Dutch) one
    Das Platt, das hier gesprochen wird, verstehe ich schlecht.
    I have trouble understanding the dialect spoken around here.

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Usage notes[edit]

Most often, Platt is understood to be Low German, because the term Plattdeutsch refers to Low German. However, many West Central German dialects (e.g. in Aachen, Bonn, or Koblenz) are also referred to as Platt (but not as Plattdeutsch).

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Further reading[edit]

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