silt

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English silte, cilte, cylte, perhaps from silen ("to filter; strain"; see sile), or cognate with Norwegian and Danish sylt ‎(salt marsh), Middle Low German sulte ‎(salt-marsh), German Sulze, Sülze ‎(brine), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sultijō ‎(salty water; brine). Related to Old English sealt ‎(salt).

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silt ‎(countable and uncountable, plural silts)

  1. Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
  2. Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.
  3. (geology) A particle from 3.9 to 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

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silt ‎(third-person singular simple present silts, present participle silting, simple past and past participle silted)

  1. (transitive) To clog or fill with silt.
  2. (intransitive) To become clogged with silt.
  3. (transitive) To flow through crevices; to percolate.

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Dutch[edit]

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silt n ‎(plural silten)

  1. (geology) silt

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From English silt

Noun[edit]

silt ‎(definite singular silten)

  1. silt

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From English silt

Noun[edit]

silt ‎(definite singular silten)

  1. silt

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