rotting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rotynge (rotting), from Old English rotung; equivalent to rot +‎ -ing. Conflated with Middle English rotende, present participle of roten (to rot), from Old English rotiende, present participle of rotian (to rot).

Verb[edit]

rotting

  1. present participle of rot

Noun[edit]

rotting (plural rottings)

  1. The process by which something rots.
    • 1686, Robert Plot, The Natural History of Staffordshire (page 214)
      [] the mould on the boles of the other [trees], that lyes commonly there, and is made of the annual rottings of their own leaves.
  2. Material that has rotted.
    • (Can we date this quote by Janice N. Harrington and provide title, author's full name, and other details?), Possum
      From the compost rinds and rottings, from the garbage peels, from the shadows' darkness, darkness, this guttered meal and all its redolence.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch rotting, rotan, from Malay rotang.

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Noun[edit]

rotting c

  1. any of several species of climbing palm of the genus Calamus; rattan
  2. (uncountable) the plant used as a material for making furniture, baskets etc.; rattan
  3. (by extension) a cane made from this material; rattan

Declension[edit]

Declension of rotting 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rotting rottingen rottingar rottingarna
Genitive rottings rottingens rottingars rottingarnas

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