Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word met. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in met.
Definitions and meaning of met
enPR: met, IPA(key): /mɛt/
simple past tense and past participle of meet
(obsolete)simple past tense and past participle of mete(to measure)
(Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)
From Middle Englishmeten(“to dream, see in a sweven”), from Old Englishmætan(“to dream”).
met (no third-person singular simple present, no present participle, simple pastmet, no past participle)
(obsolete) To dream.
c. 1653, William Cartwright, The Ordinary
All night me met eke that I was at Kirke.
Met is a defective, impersonal verb, and as such it only occurs in the past tense, for example:
Me met that I was walking in a wondrous wood where a thousand wild wolfins live. (I dreamt that I was walking in a wondrous forest where a thousand wild she-wolves live)
In Old English and Middle English this verb was not defective and was used both personally and impersonally. However, in northern rural dialects, where it is still in use, this verb only occurs in the past tense and in impersonal constructions.
EMT, MTE, TEM, TME
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)
third-person singular present indicative form of metre
second-person singular imperative form of metre
From Old High Germanmit.
IPA(key): /met/(most dialects)
IPA(key): /mɛt/(few dialects)
met (+ dative)
(most dialects) with
mem(contraction with the masculine and neuter definite article)
From Middle High Germanmit, from Old High Germanmit, from Proto-Germanic*midi. Cognate with Germanmit, Dutchmet, Middle Englishmid, Icelandicmeð.
(Sette Comuni, + dative) with
“met” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
genitive plural of meta
From Old Dutchmit, variant of *midi (from which mee, mede), from Proto-Germanic*midi.
IPA(key): /mɛt/, /mɛ/
with, along with (another person)
with, using (a tool, instrument or other means)
at, for, during (a holiday/festivity)
tot en met
From Middle Dutchmet, from Proto-Germanic*matją, whence also GermanMett (through Low German). Related with Proto-Germanic *matiz, whence English meat.