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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse æta, from Proto-Germanic *ētijǭ.

NounEdit

æta f (genitive singular ætu, no plural)

  1. food
  2. a small stream of water in the ice on a frozen river
  3. (obsolete) cancer
  4. (in compounds) eater, -vore
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Etymology 2Edit

Coined from eta, éta (to eat), based on German ätzen, Danish ætse (whence the loanword ætsa).

VerbEdit

æta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative ætti, supine ætt)

  1. to corrode
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Old SwedishEdit