platten

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See also: Platten and plätten

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See plat (flat, adjective).

Verb[edit]

platten (third-person singular simple present plattens, present participle plattening, simple past and past participle plattened)

  1. (transitive, glassmaking) To flatten and make into sheets or plates.
    to platten cylinder glass

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

platten

  1. inflection of platt:
    1. strong genitive masculine/neuter singular
    2. weak/mixed genitive/dative all-gender singular
    3. strong/weak/mixed accusative masculine singular
    4. strong dative plural
    5. weak/mixed all-case plural

Luxembourgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

platten

  1. inflection of platt:
    1. strong/weak nominative/accusative masculine singular
    2. weak dative masculine/neuter singular
    3. strong/weak dative plural

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English plættan (to buffet, strike, slap, smack, to give a sounding blow), from Proto-Germanic *platjaną (to strike, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)lad-, *b(e)led- (to strike, beat). Cognate with Middle Dutch platten, pletten (to strike, bruise, crush, rub) (whence Dutch pletteren), German platzen (to burst, split, break up, bounce), Swedish plätta (to tap, pat). Compare Old English plætt (slap, smack, a sounding blow). See pat.

Verb[edit]

platten

  1. (transitive) to strike with the hand; to slap
    • c. 1380, Piers Plowman (A):
      Peronelle Proude-herte platte hir to the erthe,

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

platten

  1. definite singular of platt