pert

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See also: PERT and pērt

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aphetic form of apert.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pert (comparative perter, superlative pertest)

  1. (of a person) Attractive.
  2. (of a part of the body) Well-formed, shapely. [from 14th c.]
    pert breasts
  3. Lively; alert and cheerful; bright. [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, A Midsommer Nights Dreame. [] (First Quarto), London: [] [Richard Bradock] for Thomas Fisher, [], published 1600, OCLC 1041029189, [Act I, scene i]:
      Goe Philoſtrate, / Stirre vp the Athenian youth to merriments, / Awake the peart and nimble ſpirit of mirth, / Turne melancholy foorth to funerals: []
    • 2001, Donald Spoto, Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, chapter 1, 11:
      He was instantly attracted to Gladys's pert, fey humor and her good nature.
  4. (archaic) Especially of children or social inferiors: cheeky, impertinent. [from 15th c.]
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 333:
      "You'll not be so pert when the Cornish seize you. They spit children like you and roast them on bonfires."
  5. (obsolete) Open; evident; unhidden. [14th-17th c.]
  6. (obsolete) Clever.

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Verb[edit]

pert (third-person singular simple present perts, present participle perting, simple past and past participle perted)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To behave with pertness.

Noun[edit]

pert (plural perts)

  1. (obsolete) An impudent person.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

per +‎ -t

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛrt]
  • Hyphenation: pert

Noun[edit]

pert

  1. accusative singular of per
    pert indítto sue

Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pars, partem.

Noun[edit]

pert f (plural pertes)

  1. part

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *peret, from Late Latin paraverēdus.

Noun[edit]

pert n

  1. horse

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: paard, perd
    • Afrikaans: perd
      • Phuthi: ipere
      • Sotho: pere
    • Jersey Dutch: pêrt, pêrd
    • English: prad
  • Limburgish: paerd
  • West Flemish: peird

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pert (feminine singular pert, plural perton, equative perted, comparative pertach, superlative pertaf)

  1. pretty, attractive
  2. quaint

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pert bert mhert phert
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.