elt

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See also: ELT and élt

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English elten, from Old Norse elta ‎(to chase, hunt, knead), from Proto-Germanic *alatjaną ‎(to drive, force, move), from Proto-Indo-European *ela-, *el(ʷ)-, *lā- ‎(to drive, move, go). Cognate with Danish ælte ‎(to knead), Swedish älta ‎(to dwell upon, brood, stir, knead), Norwegian elte ‎(to knead), Norwegian elta ‎(to pursue, plod), Icelandic elta ‎(to chase).

Verb[edit]

elt ‎(third-person singular simple present elts, present participle elting, simple past and past participle elted)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To injure (anything) by rough handling; handle roughly.
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To begrime; soil with mud; daub; smear.
  3. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To work persistently or laboriously; be occupied in working (e.g. in the earth, rake among dirt, etc.).
  4. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To meddle; interfere.
  5. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To knead dough; stir dough previously kneaded to a proper consistency before baking.
  6. (intransitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To become soft; become moist, as damp earth.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

elt ‎(plural elts)

  1. (mathematics, computing) Abbreviation of element.