walt

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See also: Walt and Wält

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English walten, from Old English wæltan, weltan, wyltan, wiltan, from Proto-Germanic *waltijaną (to roll; roll about), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn; wind; twist). Cognate with German wälzen (to wallow; roll), Danish vælte (to tumble; overthrow), Swedish välta (to roll; tumble over; overthrow). Related to waltz.

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Verb[edit]

walt (third-person singular simple present walts, present participle walting, simple past and past participle walted)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal or obsolete) To roll; tumble
  2. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To turn; cast; hurl; fling; overturn
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English *walt, from Old English *wealt (attested in unwealt (not given to roll; steady)), from Proto-Germanic *waltaz (changing; unstable), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn; wind; twist).

Adjective[edit]

walt (comparative more walt, superlative most walt)

  1. (archaic, nautical) unsteady; crank
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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *waldą, whence also Old English weald, Old Norse vald

Noun[edit]

walt m

  1. authority

Noun[edit]

walt f

  1. authority

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