See also: greta and Gretą

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Etymology 1 edit

From German and Swedish Greta, a contraction of Margareta.

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Greta

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.

Etymology 2 edit

 River Greta on Wikipedia

From Old Norse grjót + a.

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Greta

  1. A river in Cumbria, England, which joins the Derwent at Keswick.
    • 1961 October, Voyageur, “The Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway”, in Trains Illustrated, page 601:
      After we have crossed the Glenderamackin stream, which drains the northern slopes of Saddleback, and the latter has united with the St. John's Beck to form the Greta, however, we see ahead the miniature canyon the Greta has hollowed out for itself, and into the depth of which the train now descends.
  2. A river in County Durham, England, which joins the Tees, and which was originally in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
  3. A river in North Yorkshire and Lancashire, England, which joins the Lune.
  4. A minor river in north Canterbury, New Zealand, which flows into the Hurunui River, and named after one of the North Yorkshire rivers. [1]
  5. Two places in Australia thought to be named after the Cumbrian river:
    1. A small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.
    2. A locality in the Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria.
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Greta

  1. a female given name

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Matronymics

  • son of Greta: Gretuson
  • daughter of Greta: Gretudóttir

Declension edit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Greta
Accusative Gretu
Dative Gretu
Genitive Gretu

Norwegian edit

Etymology edit

From German Greta, from Margareta. Recorded in Norway since the 15th century.

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Greta

  1. a female given name

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  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1815 females with the given name Greta living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

Derived from German and Swedish Greta, a contraction of Margareta.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrɛ.ta/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Syllabification: Gre‧ta

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Greta f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Greta

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  • Greta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From German Greta, from Margareta. First recorded in Sweden in 1309.

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Greta c (genitive Gretas)

  1. a female given name
  2. Gretel, the girl in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

References edit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån: 12 802 females with the given name Greta living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

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