rette

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɛtə/, [ˈʁad̥ə], [ˈʁɑd̥ə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse rétta, from Proto-Germanic *rihtijaną (to right), cognate with English right, German richten. Derived from the adjective *rehtaz (right, straight).

Verb[edit]

rette (imperative ret, infinitive at rette, present tense retter, past tense rettede, perfect tense har rettet)

  1. to straighten, adjust (to make even)
  2. to aim, direct, turn, address (to send in a certain direction)
  3. to correct, rectify (to make right)
  4. to mark, grade (to evaluate a written assignment)
Inflection[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

rette

  1. definite singular of ret
  2. plural of ret

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

rette

  1. (obsolete) dative singular of ret
    only used in these fixed expressions: i rette (correcting), med rette (rightly), til rette (orderly)

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

rette

  1. inflection of retten:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rette

  1. to save
  2. to rescue

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rette f

  1. plural of retta

Verb[edit]

rette f

  1. plural of retto

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rette

  1. definite singular of rett
  2. plural of rett

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse retta

Verb[edit]

rette (imperative rett, present tense retter, passive rettes, simple past and past participle retta or rettet, present participle rettende)

  1. to correct
  2. to right, straighten
  3. to aim, direct
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse rétta, from Proto-Germanic *rihtijaną, a factitive of the adjective *rehtaz, later Old Norse réttr and Norwegian Nynorsk rett. Cognates include Dutch and German richten, English verbal right, Icelandic rétta, Faroese rætta, and Swedish rätta.

Verb[edit]

rette (present tense rettar, past tense retta, past participle retta, passive infinitive rettast, present participle rettande, imperative rett)

  1. (transitive) to straighten, to set or make straight
  2. (transitive) to aim, direct
  3. (transitive) to hand, pass
  4. (transitive) to correct
  5. (transitive) to grade (e.g. a test)
  6. (transitive) to execute (to kill as a punishment)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Note that this verb may be inflected differently, depending on its sense. In some senses, the verb may be inflected as an e-verb.
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Noun[edit]

rette f (definite singular retta, indefinite plural retter, definite plural rettene)

  1. the right side of a piece of clothing
    Coordinate term: range

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

rette

  1. definite singular of rett
  2. plural of rett

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

rette m

  1. (obsolete, now used only in fixed expressions) dative singular of rett
    Antonym: urette
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