dette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See debt.

Noun[edit]

dette (countable and uncountable, plural dettes)

  1. (obsolete) Debt.

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Danish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dette n (common denne, plural disse)

  1. neuter singular of denne

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French debte from Old French dete, from Latin dēbita, plural of dēbitum. Doublet of débit

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɛt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

dette f (plural dettes)

  1. debt

Usage notes[edit]

While both dette and créance correspond with English debt, dette is seen from the perspective of the borrower (money they owe), whereas créance is seen from the perspective of the lender (money owed to them).

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dette

  1. Feminine plural of adjective detto.

Verb 1[edit]

dette f pl

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of dire
  2. feminine plural of the past participle of dirsi

Verb 2[edit]

dette

  1. third-person singular past historic of dare
    Synonym: diede

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dete, from Latin dēbita, from the plural of dēbitum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dette (plural dettes)

  1. Goods or possessions owed to or due to another person; a debt.
  2. The state of debt; the condition one is when one has a debt or monetary obligation.
  3. Something which one is obliged to do (by law, society, or belief):
    1. Sex (i.e. as something which one's partner requires of oneself).
    2. Death (i.e. as something which the nature of humanity requires of oneself)
    3. (rare) The requirement to fight back against one who has hurt oneself.
  4. Something that one deserves (negatively); one's fate or punishment.
  5. (theology) Sin; acts which go against the dictates of a higher power.
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Matheu 6:9-14”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And thus ye ſchulen preye, Oure fadir that art in heuenes, halewid be thi name; / thi kyngdoom come to; be thi wille don `in erthe as in heuene; / ȝyue to vs this dai oure `breed ouer othir ſubſtaunce; / and forȝyue to vs oure dettis, as we forȝyuen to oure dettouris; and lede vs not in to temptacioun, / but delyuere vs fro yuel / Amen []
      And you should pray like this: "Our father that's in heaven, your name will be hailed; / your kingdom will come; your will will be done on Earth just like in heaven; / give us our bread or other sustenance today; / and forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and don't let us fall into temptation, but instead save us from evil. / Amen." []
  6. (law, rare) An legal action in order to collect a money owed to one.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: debt
  • Scots: det, debt

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Adjective[edit]

dette (rare)

  1. Having a debt or monetary obligation or having people owe debt towards you.
  2. Appropriate, fitting, seemly; meshing with societal standards.
  3. Required, needful, necessary; not optional.
  4. Fitting, fair or deserving; according to justice.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dete, from Latin dēbita, plural of dēbitum.

Noun[edit]

dette f (plural dettes)

  1. (Jersey) debt

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þetta

Pronoun[edit]

dette

  1. this (neuter of denne)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse detta

Verb[edit]

dette

  1. to fall

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þetta.

Pronoun[edit]

dette

  1. this (neuter of denne)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

dette (present tense dett, past tense datt, past participle dotte, passive infinitive dettast, present participle dettande, imperative dett)

  1. Alternative form of detta

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