kolt

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Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Stem vowel: ô²
    • (originally) IPA(key): /kɔːlt/ or IPA(key): /kɔlt/
    • While the combination /ld/ originally lengthened the vowel in Old Saxon, in several Middle Low German dialects it was treated like a geminate, or had actually become /lː/, and in turn shortened long vowels occurring before it. Further, the vowel was shortened before /lt/ from final obstruent devoicing. Dialects then often began to apply the more common vowel length across all forms.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon kāld, from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz. Cognate with English cold, Dutch koud, German kalt.

Adjective[edit]

kōlt or kolt ‎(comparative kôlder or kö̂lder, superlative kôldest or kö̂ldest)

  1. cold

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • German Low German: kold
  • Low German: kold

Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German kôlt.

Adjective[edit]

kolt

  1. cold, frigid

Related terms[edit]