kåt

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See also: kat, Kat, kát, KAT, kąt, and kăt

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian katte (cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian kaat and West Frisian kat), from Late Latin cattus (domestic cat), from Latin catta, from Afro-Asiatic; see English cat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kåt f (plural kåte)

  1. (Mooring) cat

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish kāter, from Old Norse kátr of unknown origin. Possibly related to Latin gaudeō (rejoice).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koːt/, [kʰoːt]

Adjective[edit]

kåt (comparative kåtare, superlative kåtast)

  1. (slang) horny (sexually aroused)
  2. (obsolete) jolly, glad, cheerful

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kåt
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kåt kåtare kåtast
Neuter singular kåt kåtare kåtast
Plural kåta kåtare kåtast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 kåte kåtare kåtaste
All kåta kåtare kåtaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

References[edit]

  • kåt in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)