met

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See also: Met, MET, mét, mèt, mệt, meť, męt, met-, and -met

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: met, IPA(key): /mɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

met

  1. simple past tense and past participle of meet

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

met

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of mete (to measure)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English meten (to dream, see in a sweven), from Old English mætan (to dream).

Verb[edit]

met (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past met, past participle -)

  1. (obsolete) To dream.
    • (Can we date this quote by William Cartwright and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      All night me met eke that I was at Kirke.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Met is a defective, impersonal verb, and as such it only occurs in the past tense, for example:
Me met that I was walking in a wondrous wood where a thousand wild wolfins live. (I dreamt that I was walking in a wondrous forest where a thousand wild she-wolves live)
  • In Old English and Middle English this verb was not defective and was used both personally and impersonally. However, in northern rural dialects, where it is still in use, this verb only occurs in the past tense and in impersonal constructions.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch met

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

met

  1. with
    • 1921, C.J. Langenhoven (lyrics), M.L. de Villiers (music), “Die Stem van Suid-Afrika”, South Africa:
      Met ons land en met ons nasie.
      With our land and with our people.

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

met

  1. but

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

met

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of metre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of metre

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German mit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /met/ (most dialects)
  • IPA(key): /mɛt/ (few dialects)

Preposition[edit]

met (+ dative)

  1. (most dialects) with

Derived terms[edit]

  • mem (contraction with the masculine and neuter definite article)

Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

met

  1. what

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mit, from Old High German mit, from Proto-Germanic *midi. Cognate with German mit, Dutch met, Middle English mid, Icelandic með.

Preposition[edit]

met

  1. (Sette Comuni, + dative) with

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “met” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

met

  1. genitive plural of meta

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch mit, variant of *midi (from which mee, mede), from Proto-Germanic *midi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

met

  1. with, along with (another person)
  2. with, using (a tool, instrument or other means)
  3. at, for, during (a holiday/festivity)
    Heb je zin om met kerst bij ons langs te komen?
    Do you fancy visiting us for Christmas?
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch met, from Proto-Germanic *matją, whence also German Mett (through Low German). Related with Proto-Germanic *matiz, whence English meat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

met n or m (uncountable)

  1. (dated, Eastern Netherlands) mince (sometimes specifically uncooked)
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

met n (genitive singular mets, plural met)

  1. prestige, image, reputation, regard
  2. record

Declension[edit]

Declension of met
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative met metið met metini
accusative met metið met metini
dative meti metinum metum metunum
genitive mets metsins meta metanna

Derived terms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmet/, [ˈme̞t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Hyphenation: met

Pronoun[edit]

met

  1. (personal, dialectal, including Kven) we

Synonyms[edit]

  • me (standard Finnish)
  • myö (dialectal)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

met

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mettre

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

met n (genitive singular mets, nominative plural met)

  1. record (most extreme known value of some achievement)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Ilocano[edit]

Adverb[edit]

met

  1. too; also

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מת(met).

Adjective[edit]

met ? (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling מת‎)

  1. dead

Synonyms[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

met

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of mest
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of mest
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of mest
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of mest
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of mest
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of mest

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

met

  1. Medial form of mete

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch mit, from Proto-Germanic *midi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

met [+dative]

  1. with
  2. by means of, using (a tool, material etc.)
  3. at the same time as, at
  4. with, under circumstances of
  5. concerning

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: met
  • Limburgish: mit

Further reading[edit]

  • met (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “met (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I


Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

met n

  1. Synonym of ġemet (measure)
    metbelgwallet
    metcundlīċmetrical
    metecornapportion or allowance of grain
    metġeardmeasuring stick, measuring rod
    metrāpmeasuring rope, sounding line

Declension[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Preposition[edit]

met

  1. Alternative form of mid

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

met

  1. genitive plural of meta

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mȅt m inan

  1. throw (flight of a thrown object)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. mèt
gen. sing. méta
singular dual plural
nominative mèt méta méti
accusative mèt méta méte
genitive méta métov métov
dative métu métoma métom
locative métu métih métih
instrumental métom métoma méti
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. mèt
gen. sing. mêta
singular dual plural
nominative mèt mêta mêti
accusative mèt mêta mête
genitive mêta mêtov mêtov
dative mêtu mêtoma mêtom
locative mêtu mêtih mêtih
instrumental mêtom mêtoma mêti

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

met (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. flow
  2. tide

Derived terms[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

met (nominative plural mets)

  1. (unit) metre

Declension[edit]


Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From meta (to measure.)

Noun[edit]

met n

  1. Measurement.
    dröuw uti metenample in measurement

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

met

  1. food

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)

Zou[edit]

Noun[edit]

met

  1. bug

References[edit]