Platte

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See also: platte and Plätte

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -atə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German plate, from late Old High German platta, from Vulgar Latin *platta, *plattus, from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, wide; flat). Doublet of Plätte.

Noun[edit]

Platte f (genitive Platte, plural Platten)

  1. flat, thin, regularly (not necessarily circular) shaped object
  2. Short form of:
    1. Festplatte: (informal, computing) hard disk
    2. Schallplatte: (music) vinyl record
    3. Tischplatte: tabletop
    4. Herdplatte: stovetop
    5. Fotoplatte: (photography) photographic plate
    6. Grabplatte: flat gravestone
    7. Druckplatte: printing plate
  3. A flat, ceramic serving plate, or the food served on it.
  4. (geology) tectonic plate
  5. (climbing) smooth rock with no hand- or footholds
  6. (numismatics) planchet
  7. (Austria) gang (criminal gang)
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Further reading[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Rotwelsch platt machen, platte machen (to spend the night outside), originally “to flee outside”, from Yiddish מאַכן פּליטה(makhn pleyte, to escape, run away). מאַכן (pleyte) is from Hebrew פְּלֵטָה(pəlēṭā, remainder, survivors). Doublet of Pleite.

Noun[edit]

Platte f (genitive Platte, plural Platten)

  1. bivouac; overnight camp
  2. A fixed outdoor sleeping place of a person or people of a nomadic group.
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