plats

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats

  1. plural of plat

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats

  1. plural of plat

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats (genitive platsi, partitive platsi)

  1. square (of a city)

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plats

  1. masculine plural of plat

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *platu-s, from *pl̥th₂us < *pleth₂os, adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to spread; broad, wide). In Latvian, former u-stem adjectives were assimilated into other classes; *platus gave rise to both an o-stem and a yo-stem variant which later on became independent words, plats and plašs, with different semantic nuances (compare also dobs and dobjš, or ass and ašs); this separation began in the 18th century but became complete only in the 1870s. Cognates include Lithuanian platùs, Old Prussian plat- (from a placename, Platmedyen, where median = “forest”), Sanskrit पृथु (pṛthu, broad, wide, great, powerful), Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, broad, wide, flat, smooth)[1], Polish płaski[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plats (def. platais, comp. platāks, sup. visplatākais; adv. plati)

  1. wide, broad (having a relatively large distance from side to side)
    plats dēlis, solswide board, bench
    platas durviswide door
    plata šosejawide road
    plats smaidswide smile
    vīrietis ar platiem pleciema man with broad shoulders
    putns ar platu knābia bird with a wide beak
    koki ar platām lapāma tree with broad leaves
    vienu metru plats audumsone-meter wide fabric, cloth
    desmit metru plata upea 10-meter wide river
  2. wide, broad (going beyond the average width of other similar objects)
    plats kreklswide shirt
    blūze ir par platuthe blouse is too wide
  3. (phonetics) broad, lax (pronounced with relatively large mouth opening)
    platais patskanisbroad, lax vowel
    platais e, ēbroad, lax e, ē (i.e., [æ] instead of [ɛ])
  4. wide, broad (having large aperture)
    pavērt vārtus platākto open the gate wider
    plati atvērt mutito open the door wide
  5. wide, broad (having large diameter)
    plata caurulewide tube
    ieliet dzērienu platā traukāto pour the drink into a wide container
    sakārtot ziedus platā vāzeto put the flowers into a wide vase

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Usage notes[edit]

In general, plats is used to mean “wide, broad” in a more literal sense, while plašs has more metaphorical senses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “plats”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
  2. ^ http://sciaga.pl/slowniki-tematyczne/10358/plaski/

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats m

  1. inflection of plat:
    1. oblique plural
    2. nominative singular

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish platz, from Old Norse plaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plats c

  1. place; any geographical position a little larger than just a point, such as a village, city or just a "nowhere"
  2. a seat; such as in a bus or in a theater
    Ursäkta, är den här platsen upptagen?
    Excuse me, but is this seat occupied?
  3. (uncountable) room; space
    Hur mycket plats behövs på hårddisken?
    How much space is needed on the hard drive?
    För att lägga ett stort pussel behövs mycket plats
    To lay a large jigsaw puzzle, you need a lot of space
  4. a position; such as allowing you to play in a (competing) sports team, or take a university course
    Den kurs jag helst ville gå hade bara tio platser
    The course I'd preferred only allowed ten students

Declension[edit]

Declension of plats 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative plats platsen platser platserna
Genitive plats platsens platsers platsernas

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