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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dette

  1. neuter singular of denne

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
    Antonym: créance

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdet.te/
  • Rhymes: -ette
  • Hyphenation: dét‧te

Adjective[edit]

dette

  1. feminine plural of detto (known, aforementioned)

Participle[edit]

dette f pl

  1. feminine plural of detto ((having) said)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdet.te/, (traditional) /ˈdɛt.te/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ette, (traditional) -ɛtte
  • Hyphenation: dét‧te, (traditional) dèt‧te

Verb[edit]

dette

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ dette in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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.
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, Matheu 6:9-14, page 3r, column 2; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      and þus ȝe ſchulen pꝛeie / Oure fadir þat art in heuenes .· halewid be þi name / þi kyngdom come to / be þi wille doon in erþe .· as in heuene / ȝyue to vs þis dai oure bꝛeed ouer oþir ſubſtaunce / and foꝛȝyue to vs oure dettis .· as we foꝛȝyuen to oure dettouris / and lede vs not in to temptacioun .· but delyuere vs fro yuele amen []
      You should pray like this: "Our father that's in heaven, your name will be sanctified; / your Kingdom will come; your will will be done on Earth, like in heaven. / Give us our bread over other substances, / forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us, / and don't bring us 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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