peat

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See also: Peat

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Late Middle English, from British Vulgar Latin peta, probably ultimately from a Celtic language such as an unattested Pictish or Brythonic source, in turn possibly from Proto-Brythonic *peθ (portion, segment, piece).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /piːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːt
  • Homophone: Pete

Noun[edit]

peat (countable and uncountable, plural peats)

  1. Soil formed of dead but not fully decayed plants found in bog areas, often burned as fuel. [from 14th c.]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare pet (a favourite).

Noun[edit]

peat (plural peats)

  1. (obsolete) A pet, a darling; a woman.

References[edit]

  • Kuhn, Sherman (1982): Middle English Dictionary, Part 3, p. 880

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