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Borrowed from dialectal Swedish spält, späld, späll, dialectal variants of Swedish spjäll (damper), from Old Norse spjald, from Proto-Germanic *speldą.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpelti/, [ˈpe̞lt̪i]
  • Rhymes: -elti
  • Syllabification: pel‧ti



  1. sheet metal
  2. plate (flat, flexible, metallic object of uniform thickness)
  3. sheet (flat metal pan used for baking in oven)
  4. damper (valve or movable plate in the flue duct of a stove, furnace, etc., used to regulate the draught of air)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (plate): A metal plate thicker than a few millimeters is better called levy. If necessary, the material of the plate can be specified by adding a modifier, e.g. teräslevy (steel plate).


Inflection of pelti (Kotus type 5/risti, lt-ll gradation)
nominative pelti pellit
genitive pellin peltien
partitive peltiä peltejä
illative peltiin pelteihin
singular plural
nominative pelti pellit
accusative nom. pelti pellit
gen. pellin
genitive pellin peltien
partitive peltiä peltejä
inessive pellissä pelleissä
elative pellistä pelleistä
illative peltiin pelteihin
adessive pellillä pelleillä
ablative pelliltä pelleiltä
allative pellille pelleille
essive peltinä pelteinä
translative pelliksi pelleiksi
instructive pellein
abessive pellittä pelleittä
comitative pelteineen
Possessive forms of pelti (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person peltini peltimme
2nd person peltisi peltinne
3rd person peltinsä

Derived terms[edit]