Rat

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See also: rat, rất, rät, and råt

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Rat

  1. The first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German rāt, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (compare Dutch raad, English rede, Old English ræd).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʀaːt/
  • Rhymes: -aːt
  • Homophone: Rad (according to the standard pronunciation of that word)

Noun[edit]

Rat m ‎(genitive Rats or Rates, plural Räte)

  1. advice
  2. council
  3. councilor, councillor

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Rat in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German rato, from Proto-Germanic *rattaz. Cognate with German Ratte, Dutch rat, English rat, Icelandic rotta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rat m, f ‎(plural Raten)

  1. rat