ret

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See also: rét, rêt, rết, and Ret.

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English retten, reten; perhaps from Middle Dutch rēten, reeten (compare Middle Low German rōten; Middle High German rōzen), or from Old Norse reyta (compare Norwegian røyta, Swedish röta); all from Proto-Germanic *rautijaną(to make mellow or soft), from Proto-Indo-European *rewd-(to tear; rend; rip). Related to rot.

Verb[edit]

ret ‎(third-person singular simple present rets, present participle retting, simple past and past participle retted)

  1. (transitive) To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.
    • 1989, Keith Bosley, translating Elias Lönnrot, The Kalevala, XLVIII:
      the hemp was retted / and soon the retting was done / and swiftly it was hung up / and hurriedly it was dried […].
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, page 621:
      the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation.

Adjective[edit]

ret

  1. retired
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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ret

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of retre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of retre

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rъtъ.

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Noun[edit]

ret m

  1. lip

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External links[edit]

  • ret in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ret in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɛt/, [ˈʁɑd̥]
  • Homophone: rat

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse réttr, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós.

Adjective[edit]

ret

  1. straight
    en ret linje
    a straight line
  2. right, proper
  3. rightful
    den rette arving
    the rightful heir
  4. plain (in knitting)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of ret
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular ret 2
Neuter singular ret 2
Plural rette 2
Definite attributive1 rette
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
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Adverb[edit]

ret

  1. straight
  2. rightly, properly
  3. rather, quite
    Han er ret høj.
    He is rather tall.

Etymology 2[edit]

Maybe from Middle Low German richte.

Noun[edit]

ret c (singular definite retten, plural indefinite retter)

  1. (uncountable) right, justice, law
  2. court, courtroom, lawcourt
  3. dish, course (of food)
  4. (uncountable) right side (e.g. of a fabric)
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Rafsi[edit]

ret

  1. rafsi of preti.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English red.

Adjective[edit]

ret

  1. red