platt

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Early Modern English platte, a variation (probably dialectal) of plot ‎(plot of land); see plat and plot for more.

Noun[edit]

platt ‎(plural platts)

  1. Obsolete spelling of plat or plot (scheme, plan, design, map).
    • 1794 July 30, minutes of the Executive council of Georgia, published in Minutes of the Executive council, from January 14, 1778, to January 6, 1785 (1908), page 684:
      3rdly That it also be recommended to all persons concerned to have their platts passed through the Surveyor Generals Office, and, in all respects, ready for the grant, in case they shall be entitled to the same, by the said 10th of September.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:platt.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English platten, whence also plait; see plat.

Noun[edit]

platt ‎(plural platts)

  1. Obsolete spelling of plat (material made by interweaving, especially material made by interweaving straw, used to make hats).
    straw platt
    • c. 1750, a record, quoted in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1931):
      The versatility of his craftsmanship is likewise evidenced by the inventory which included "8½ Doz. Walking Sticks & Rodds" and "3½ Doz. Straw Hatts, some platt &c." His name appears in several account books of early Philadelphians, in 1751, []

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

platt ‎(comparative platter, superlative am plattesten)

  1. flat
  2. bromidic

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

platt ‎(masculine platten, feminine platt, neuter platt)

  1. flat

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

platt (comparative plattare, superlative plattast)

  1. flat
    platt som en pannkaka
    flat as a pancake

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Inflection of platt
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular platt plattare plattast
Neuter singular platt plattare plattast
Plural platta plattare plattast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 platte plattare plattaste
All platta plattare plattaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Adverb[edit]

platt (comparative plattare, superlative plattast)

  1. entirely, absolutely, at all
    det är platt intet
    that is absolutely nothing, that is nothing at all

Noun[edit]

platt c

  1. a flat piece of ground

Declension[edit]

Inflection of platt
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative platt platten plattar plattarna
Genitive platts plattens plattars plattarnas

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