spelt

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛlt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛlt

Etymology 1[edit]

From spell +‎ -t. See spell.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

spelt

  1. (chiefly Britain) simple past and past participle of spell

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English spelt, from Old English spelt (spelt, corn), from Old Saxon spelta (spelt); or from Late Latin spelta (spelt), from Frankish *spelta (spelt); all from Proto-Germanic *spiltaz (spelt).

Noun[edit]

spelt (usually uncountable, plural spelts)

  1. A grain, considered either a subspecies of wheat, Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta, or a separate species Triticum spelta or Triticum dicoccon.
    Synonym: dinkel wheat
    Hypernym: hulled wheat
    Coordinate terms: emmer, einkorn wheat
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: speilt
  • Welsh: sbelt
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse spald.

Noun[edit]

spelt (plural spelts)

  1. (dialect, Northern England, Scotland) A thin piece of wood or metal; a splinter.
  2. (metalworking) Spelter.

Verb[edit]

spelt (third-person singular simple present spelts, present participle spelting, simple past and past participle spelted)

  1. (obsolete) To split; to break; to spalt.
    • 1707, J[ohn] Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry; or, The Way of Managing and Improving of Land. [], 2nd edition, London: [] J[ohn] H[umphreys] for H[enry] Mortlock [], and J[onathan] Robinson [], published 1708, →OCLC:
      spelted Beans

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German spelte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spɛlt/, [sb̥ɛlˀd̥]

Noun[edit]

spelt c (singular definite spelten, not used in plural form)

  1. spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

spelt f (uncountable)

  1. spelt (grain)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

spelt

  1. inflection of spellen:
    1. second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. (archaic) plural imperative

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Participle[edit]

spelt

  1. past participle of spela

West Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *spiltaz. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spelt ? (plural [please provide])

  1. spelt

References[edit]

  • spelt”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011