rats

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See also: Rats and 'rats

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹæts/
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  • Rhymes: -æts

Noun[edit]

rats

  1. plural of rat

Interjection[edit]

rats

  1. (informal) Expression of annoyance or disgust; damn, darn. [from 1886]
  2. (informal) Expression of disbelief.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "It's damned clever - fair puzzles 'em every time. How d'ye get them?" "I tell you I don't. It's outside myself." "Rats! You can tell me, Tom. I'm Griffiths, the safe man."

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Verb[edit]

rats

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rat

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

rats

  1. plural of rat

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rats n

  1. indefinite genitive singular of rat
  2. indefinite genitive plural of rat

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rats m

  1. plural of rat

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Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *retas. Cognates include Latvian rets and Lithuanian retas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rats

  1. rare

References[edit]

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN

Latvian[edit]

Stūres rats (1)
Dzirnavu rats (1)
Rati (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ret(h), *rot(h). Cognates include Lithuanian rãtas (wheel), Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot), Old High German rad (wheel) (German Rad (wheel)), Latin rota (wheel) (Portuguese roda, Spanish rueda, Italian ruota, Romanian roată, French roue), Albanian rreth (hoop, circle, wheel rim).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rats m (1st declension)

  1. wheel (circular device that rotates on its axis)
    stūres ratssteering wheel
    dzirnavu ratsmillwheel
    spara rats, spararatsflywheel
    ķēdes pārvada ratschain wheel
    laimes ratsthe wheel of fortune
    pagriezt atpakaļ , apturēt vēstures ratuto turn back, to stop the wheel of history
  2. (only plural) cart, carriage (small wheeled vehicle drawn by animals)
    jūgt zirgu ratosto harness a horse to a cart
    vienjūga, divjūga ratia one-, a two-horse cart or carriage
    smagie ratiheavy cart
    rati ar gumijas riteņiema cart with rubber wheels

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “rats”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

rats

  1. nominative plural of rat