lett

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. Archaic form of let
    • 1754, Walter Goodall, An Examination of the Letters, Said to be written by Mary Queen of Scots, to James Earl of Bothwell: Also An Inquiry into the Murder of Kind Henry. Vol. II, Edinburgh, p.323 (The Quenes Majesty to the Lord Wardens of the marches, for assistance of the Erle of Murray):
      We grete you well. Wheras the Erle of Murray, and uther Noblemen and Gentlemen of Scotland, came into this our realme, upon our request, and by our saife conduct for their entry and departure, we lett you know, that we have licensed him, and them all, with their traynes, to returne into Scotland, there to continue in their former estates.

See also[edit]

  • lettest (second person singular present)
  • letteth (third person singular present)

Anagrams[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lett (genitive leti, partitive letti)

  1. counter

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • lett in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛtː]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛtː

Etymology 1[edit]

From the le- stem of lesz (to become) +‎ -tt (third-person singular indicative past-tense personal suffix).

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. third-person singular indicative past of lesz (s/he has become, s/he became)
    Orvos lett.S/he has become (or s/he became) a doctor.
  2. construed with volna: third-person singular conditional past of lesz (s/he would have become, [if] s/he had become)
    Legszívesebben orvos lett volna.S/he’d have preferably become a doctor or What s/he wanted to do best was become a doctor.
Usage notes[edit]

This form also occurs when a verbal prefix is separated from the verb:

Participle[edit]

lett

  1. past participle of lesz
    A képviselőből polgármesterré lett XY azzal a céllal indult a választáson, hogy…XY, advanced to mayor from representative, ran at the election with the goal of…
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative lett lettek
accusative lettet letteket
dative lettnek letteknek
instrumental lettel lettekkel
causal-final lettért lettekért
translative letté lettekké
terminative lettig lettekig
essive-formal lettként lettekként
essive-modal
inessive lettben lettekben
superessive letten letteken
adessive lettnél letteknél
illative lettbe lettekbe
sublative lettre lettekre
allative letthez lettekhez
elative lettből lettekből
delative lettről lettekről
ablative lettől lettektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
letté letteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
lettéi lettekéi

Etymology 2[edit]

From the le- suppletive stem of van (to be) +‎ -tt (third-person singular indicative past-tense personal suffix).

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. Only used in lett volna (third-person singular conditional past of van, s/he would have been, [if] s/he had been).
    Ha metróval jön (or jött volna), időben itt lett volna.If s/he had taken the subway, s/he would have been here on time.
    Ha itt lett volna, segített volna.If s/he had been here, s/he would have helped [us/you/them].
Usage notes[edit]

This form also occurs when a verbal prefix is separated from the verb:

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from German Lette, from the Medieval Latin lettus (Latvian).

Adjective[edit]

lett (not comparable)

  1. Latvian (of, or relating to Latvia, its people or language)
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative lett lettek
accusative lettet letteket
dative lettnek letteknek
instrumental lettel lettekkel
causal-final lettért lettekért
translative letté lettekké
terminative lettig lettekig
essive-formal lettként lettekként
essive-modal lettül
inessive lettben lettekben
superessive letten letteken
adessive lettnél letteknél
illative lettbe lettekbe
sublative lettre lettekre
allative letthez lettekhez
elative lettből lettekből
delative lettről lettekről
ablative lettől lettektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
letté letteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
lettéi lettekéi

Noun[edit]

lett (countable and uncountable, plural lettek)

  1. Latvian (person)
  2. Latvian (language)
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative lett lettek
accusative lettet letteket
dative lettnek letteknek
instrumental lettel lettekkel
causal-final lettért lettekért
translative letté lettekké
terminative lettig lettekig
essive-formal lettként lettekként
essive-modal
inessive lettben lettekben
superessive letten letteken
adessive lettnél letteknél
illative lettbe lettekbe
sublative lettre lettekre
allative letthez lettekhez
elative lettből lettekből
delative lettről lettekről
ablative lettől lettektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
letté letteké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
lettéi lettekéi
Possessive forms of lett
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lettem lettjeim
2nd person sing. letted lettjeid
3rd person sing. lettje lettjei
1st person plural lettünk lettjeink
2nd person plural lettetek lettjeitek
3rd person plural lettjük lettjeik
Derived terms[edit]
Compound words

Further reading[edit]

  • (Latvian): lett in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (a form of the verb “to become”): lesz in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (part of a compound form of the verb “to be”): (1): van in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lectus. Cognates include Italian letto and Spanish lecho.

Noun[edit]

lett

  1. bed

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse léttr, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

lett (neuter singular lett, definite singular and plural lette, comparative lettere, indefinite superlative lettest, definite superlative letteste)

  1. easy (requiring little skill or effort)
  2. light (not heavy)
  3. (as an adverb) easily, lightly
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. past participle of leite
  2. past participle of lete
  3. imperative of lette

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

lett m (definite singular letten, indefinite plural letter, definite plural lettene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by let

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse léttr

Adjective[edit]

lett (indefinite singular lett, definite singular and plural lette, comparative lettare, indefinite superlative lettast, definite superlative lettaste)

  1. easy
  2. light (not heavy)
Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lett

  1. easily

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Participle[edit]

lett

  1. neuter of ledd

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. supine of le

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. imperative of letta and lette

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse litr, from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlituz.

Noun[edit]

lett m (definite singular letten, indefinite plural letter or lettar, definite plural lettene or lettane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by let

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lett

  1. absolute indefinite neuter singular of led.

Noun[edit]

lett c

  1. Latvian, person from Latvia

Declension[edit]

Declension of lett 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lett letten letter letterna
Genitive letts lettens letters letternas

Verb[edit]

lett

  1. supine of leda.
  2. supine of le.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare leit, let (complexion; colour.)

Adjective[edit]

lett

  1. of appearance in regards to colour and spots; only said of cattle and animals
    hȯrä gjär hestn dän lett?
    How is your horse coated?