nett

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See also: Nett and nètt

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nett (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of net (remaining after expenses or deductions).
    nett price; nett weight

Usage notes[edit]

This spelling is more dated (i.e., has been out of use for longer) in the United States than in Commonwealth countries.

Noun[edit]

nett (plural netts)

  1. Obsolete form of net.

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Lower Rhenish Late Middle High German nett, from Middle Dutch net (neat, decent, pretty), from Old French net (neat, decent), from Latin nitidus. Cognate with German nett.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nett (comparative netter, superlative nettischt)

  1. nice
  2. sweet

Declension[edit]

Declension of nett
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative/accusative netti netti netti nette
dative nette nette nette nette
Strong inflection nominative/accusative nette netti netts netti
dative nette nette nette nette

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch net (neat, decent, pretty), from Old French net (neat, decent), from Latin nitidus. Compare English neat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛt/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

nett (strong nominative masculine singular netter, comparative netter, superlative am nettesten)

  1. (of people) nice; friendly; likable
  2. (of people; deeds) kind; sweet; helpful
  3. (of things; situations) nice; okay; decent; often expressing a more reluctant praise

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Further reading[edit]

  • nett” in Duden online
  • nett” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Italian netto, from Latin nitidus.

Adjective[edit]

nett

  1. clean

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse net; compare with German Netz.

Noun[edit]

nett n (definite singular nettet, indefinite plural nett, definite plural netta or nettene)

  1. a net
  2. a network
  3. (in definite singular form) nettet - the Internet

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse net; compare with German Netz.

Noun[edit]

nett n (definite singular nettet, indefinite plural nett, definite plural netta)

  1. a net
  2. a network
  3. (in definite singular form) nettet - the Internet

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *nati.

See also Old Frisian nette, nitte, Old Saxon net, nett, netti, Old High German nezzi, Old Norse net, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐍄𐌹 (nati). Perhaps related to Albanian neth (sprout, bud) and Russian нить (nitʹ, thread).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nett n

  1. net

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: nett