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2 letters words from 'bet'

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TE 2 

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Definitions and meaning of bet

bet

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From 16th-century criminal slang, likely from abet or Old English bætan (to make better); or from Old French abeter (to entice), from a- (to) + beter (hound on, urge, to bait); but in either case ultimately from Proto-Germanic. More at abet.

Noun

bet (plural bets)

  1. A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).
  2. A degree of certainty.
Translations

Verb

bet (third-person singular simple present bets, present participle betting, simple past and past participle bet or betted)

  1. To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.
    • (Can we date this quote by O. W. Holmes and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.
  2. To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
  3. (poker) To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.
Derived terms
Translations

Interjection

bet (slang, chiefly US)

  1. Expression of general agreement or acceptance.
  2. Exclamation indicating acceptance of a challenge or an absurd proposal.
  3. Exclamation of joy at good fortune.

Etymology 2

From Hebrew בית(béyt)

Noun

bet

  1. Alternative form of beth

Etymology 3

Abbreviation.

Preposition

bet

  1. (knitting) between

Anagrams

  • BTE, TEB

Bislama

Etymology 1

From English bait.

Noun

bet

  1. bait

Etymology 2

From English bet

Verb

bet

  1. to gamble

Brokskat

Verb

bet

  1. continued

Crimean Tatar

Noun

bet

  1. face
  2. side, direction
  3. page

Declension

Synonyms

  • yüz, çıray (face)
  • saife (page)

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[7], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Finnish

Noun

bet

  1. beth (second letter of the Hebrew and Phoenician scripts and the Northwest Semitic abjad)

Declension


German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beːt/
  • Homophone: Beet

Verb

bet

  1. singular imperative of beten

Usage notes

The form bete is more common.


Italian

Etymology

From Hebrew בַּיִ״ת(báyiṯ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛt/, [bɛt̪]
  • Hyphenation: bèt

Noun

bet f (invariable)

  1. beth
    1. The name of the Phoenician-script letter 𐤁
    2. The name of the Hebrew script letter ב

Related terms

  • beta

Latgalian

Etymology

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *bet, from Proto-Indo-European *be, *bʰe (outside). Cognates include Latvian bet and Lithuanian bet. Not related to English but.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bæt]

Conjunction

bet

  1. but

References

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN

Latvian

Etymology

From Proto-Baltic *bet, from Proto-Indo-European *be, *bʰe (outside, without) (whence also Latvian preposition bez, q.v.), to which an old particle -t was added, visible also in the Latvian particle it and the adverb šeit (here) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian bèt, Sudovian bat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bɛt]

Conjunction

bet

  1. adversative conjunction, used to express contrast or opposition; but
  2. (with tomēr) expressing contrast, opposition with a nuance of concession; yet, but still
  3. (with gan) expressing strong contrast, opposition; but, but instead
  4. (with ne, nevis) expressing strong contrast, opposition; but not
  5. (with a preceding negative clause) (expressing strong contrast, opposition)
  6. (with gan in the preceding sentence) expressing opposition to the preceding event, which did not achieve its goal, was frustrated (indeed) ... but
  7. used to express an inconsistency or contradiction between two clauses, or a frustrated expectation
  8. used to connect a sentence to the preceding context, indicating an inconsistency or contradiction, or a frustrated expectation; But...
  9. used to connect a subordinate clause indicating concession to a main clause; but
  10. (in combinations like ne vien ..., bet arī, ne tikai ..., bet arī, ne tikvien ..., bet arī) used to coordinate clause elements; not only ..., but also
  11. (with tad) used to strengthen emotionally the idea expressed in a sentence as opposed to some expectation but...!, but then...!
  12. (used as a noun) obstacle, hindrance, “but”
    šim pasākumam ir savs “bet — this undertaking has its own but (= there is an obstacle to it)

Usage notes

Latvian bet is to some extent a "false friend" of English but, since it is used not only in adversative (but) contexts, but also in certain additive (and) contexts, when there is the idea of contrast (while...) between two situations, very much like Russian а (a): es strādāju, bet mana sieva lasa grāmatu “I am working, and (= while) my wife is reading a book” (cf. Russian я работаю, а моя жена читает книгу). A more strongly adversative word, used to stress contrast, contradiction, or inconsistency, is taču, which would correspond to Russian но (no).

Synonyms

  • taču
  • tomēr

References


Lithuanian

Etymology

Cognate with Latvian bet. From (without) + particle -t. This particle comes from (let, may it be), compare nèt (even) < nete.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʲɛt/

Conjunction

bèt

  1. (adversative) but, yet, though (introduces an idea contrary to or a concession to the previous statement)
    Nóriu, bèt negaliù. - I want to, but I can't.
    Paskutìnis, bèt prasčiáusias - Last but not least

Particle

bet (unstressed)

  1. (in conjunction with interrogative words) any-, -ever (suggesting the complement is not important or irrelevant)
    bet kadà - whenever, anytime
    Jaučiúosi geriaũ neĩ bet kadà! - I feel better than ever!
    bet kurìs - whichever, any
    Bet kuriuõ ãtveju àš darýsiu polìtinę karjèrą - I'll make it in politics, no matter what it takes.

Derived terms


Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bet/

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch bit.(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Is this bi+met?”)

Preposition

bet

  1. with, together with
    Synonym: met
  2. with, by means of, using
    Synonym: met

Etymology 2

Adverb

bet

  1. Alternative form of bat

Etymology 3

From bi + te. Compare Middle High German biz (German bis).

Preposition

bet

  1. (rare) up to

Further reading

  • “bet (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “bet (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bet (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bet (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • bette, bett, bæt

Etymology

From Old English bet, from Proto-Germanic *batiz. In adverbial senses, later supplemented by bettre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛt/

Adverb

bet

  1. comparative degree of wel
Descendants
  • English: bet (obsolete)
References
  • “bet (adv. & adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-02-17.

Adjective

bet (only in predicates)

  1. comparative degree of wel
References
  • “bet (adv. & adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-02-17.
Descendants
  • English: bet (obsolete)

Noun

bet

  1. Something or someone which is more wel (i.e. better).
References
  • “bet (adv. & adj. as n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-02-17.
Descendants
  • English: bet (obsolete)

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • beit

Verb

bet

  1. simple past of bite

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *batiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bet/

Adverb

bet

  1. better
  2. rather

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *batiz.

Adverb

bet

  1. better
  2. rather

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbed/, [ˈbeð]

Noun

bet f (plural bet)

  1. beth; the Hebrew letter ב

Swedish

Verb

bet

  1. past tense of bita.

Tok Pisin

Etymology 1

From English bed.

Noun

bet

  1. bed

Etymology 2

From English bet.

Noun

bet

  1. bet

Vilamovian

Pronunciation

Noun

bet n (plural bet)

  1. bed

Volapük

Noun

bet (nominative plural bets)

  1. flower bed

Declension


Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse bit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bet/, /beːt/

Noun

bet n

  1. the crossbar which joins the two drying racks at a barn

Noun

bet n

  1. fleas and lice
  2. the property to bite
  3. mark after bite

Zhuang

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *peːtᴰ (eight), from Middle Chinese (MC pˠɛt̚, “eight”). Cognate with Thai แปด (bpɛ̀ɛt), Tai Dam pét, Lao ແປດ (pǣt), ᦶᦔᧆᧈ (ṗaed1), Shan ပႅတ်ႇ (pàet), Tai Nüa ᥙᥦᥖᥱ (pǎet), Ahom 𑜆𑜢𑜄𑜫 (pit), Bouyei beedt. Doublet of bat.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /peːt˧˥/
  • Tone numbers: bet7
  • Hyphenation: bet

Numeral

bet (old orthography bet)

  1. eight
    Synonym: bat (in compounds)

Zoogocho Zapotec

Etymology

From Proto-Zapotec *kw-eʔtti(k), from Proto-Zapotecan *kw-eʔtti(k).

Noun

bet

  1. skunk

References

  • Long C., Rebecca; Cruz M., Sofronio (2000) Diccionario zapoteco de San Bartolomé Zoogocho, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 38)‎[8] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 12

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to wager.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)