spalt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Spalt(stein), from spalten(to split).

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Noun[edit]

spalt ‎(uncountable)

  1. Spelter.

Adjective[edit]

spalt ‎(comparative more spalt, superlative most spalt)

  1. (of wood) Brittle.
    Note: (US) Spalted wood is that which has been cut from a naturally cured, dead, or dying hardwood tree whose wood is normally light in color (such as pecan), and which exhibits patterns of dark stain (crazed) lines and splotches caused by microorganisms and/or fungus. Although slightly more brittle and porous than normal wood from the same species of tree, spalted wood nevertheless can be used to make decorative items and small pieces of furniture.
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  2. Heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy.

Verb[edit]

spalt ‎(third-person singular simple present spalts, present participle spalting, simple past and past participle spalted)

  1. To break off pieces, especially with an axe etc; to splinter.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spalt

  1. Imperative singular of spalten.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

spalt m

  1. crack, fissure

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Used in Swedish since 1657, same as Danish spalte, from German Spalte, based on the verb spalten(to split), related to Swedish spjäll, spilla, spillra

Noun[edit]

spalt c

  1. a (long and narrow) gap
  2. a column (of text)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of spalt 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spalt spalten spalter spalterna
Genitive spalts spaltens spalters spalternas

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