malt

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See also: MALT, målt, malț, and Mal't

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English malt, from Old English mealt, from Proto-Germanic *maltą (malt), from *maltaz (soft; nesh; weak; squashy; melting), from Proto-Indo-European *meld-, *mled- (to crush; grind; make weak). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Moalt (malt), Dutch mout (malt), German Malz (malt), Swedish malt (malt), Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ, tender; young), Russian молодой (molodoj, young; fresh; new). The Proto-Germanic noun was borrowed into Proto-Slavic as *malta; compare Ukrainian мо́лот (mólot), Czech mláto. More at melt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /mɑlt/, /mɔlt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt

Noun[edit]

malt (countable and uncountable, plural malts)

  1. Malted grain (sprouted grain) (usually barley), used in brewing and otherwise.
  2. Malt liquor, especially malt whisky.
    • 1896, A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, LXII:
      Oh many a peer of England brews
      Livelier liquor than the Muse,
      And malt does more than Milton can
      To justify God's ways to man.
  3. (US, informal) A milkshake with malted milk powder added for flavor.
    • 1992, Toni Morrison, Jazz, Vintage (2016), page 89:
      Afterward she sat in the drugstore sucking malt through a straw.
    Synonym: malted
  4. Maltose-rich sugar derived from malted grain.

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Verb[edit]

malt (third-person singular simple present malts, present participle malting, simple past and past participle malted)

  1. (transitive) To convert a cereal grain into malt by causing it to sprout (by soaking in water) and then halting germination (by drying with hot air) in order to develop enzymes that can break down starches and proteins in the grain.
  2. (intransitive) To become malt.
  3. (intransitive, dated, humorous) To drink malt liquor.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English malt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malt m (plural malts)

  1. malt

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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

malt

  1. past participle of male

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malt m or n (plural malts, diminutive maltje n)

  1. (especially in diminutive) malt beer

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

malt m (plural malts)

  1. malt

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

malt

  1. inflection of malen:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. second-person plural present
    3. plural imperative

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *meld-, *mled- (to crush; grind; make weak). See also Proto-Slavic *moldъ.

Verb[edit]

malt (tr., 1st conj., pres. maļu, mal, maļ, past malu)

  1. to grind
  2. to mill
  3. to mince
  4. to purr

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mealt.

Noun[edit]

malt (uncountable)

  1. grain

Descendants[edit]

  • English: malt
  • Yola: mault

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse malt

Noun[edit]

malt n (definite singular maltet)

  1. malt (grain prepared for brewing and distilling)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

malt

  1. past participle of male

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse malt

Noun[edit]

malt n (definite singular maltet)

  1. malt (grain prepared for brewing and distilling)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse malt, from Proto-Germanic *maltą.

Noun[edit]

malt n

  1. malt

Verb[edit]

malt

  1. supine of mala.

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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malt (definite accusative maltı, plural maltlar)

  1. malt

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative malt
Definite accusative maltı
Singular Plural
Nominative malt maltlar
Definite accusative maltı maltları
Dative malta maltlara
Locative maltta maltlarda
Ablative malttan maltlardan
Genitive maltın maltların

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

malt (nominative plural malts)

  1. malt (malted grain)

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