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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ditten, dütten, from Old English dyttan (to stop up, close), from Proto-Germanic *duttijaną, from *duttaz (wisp), akin to Icelandic ditta. Related to Old English dott (dot, point). More at dot.

VerbEdit

dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditting, simple past and past participle ditted)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) To stop up; block (an opening); close (compare Scots dit).
  2. (obsolete) To close up.
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Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Variant of dite.

NounEdit

dit (plural dits)

  1. (archaic, rare) A ditty, a little melody.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing; / No song but did containe a louely dit: / Trees, braunches, birds, and songs were framed fit [...].
  2. (obsolete) A word; a decree.

Etymology 3Edit

Imitative.

NounEdit

dit (plural dits)

  1. The spoken representation of a dot in radio and telegraph Morse code.
TranslationsEdit

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Etymology 4Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

dit (plural dits)

  1. (information theory) decimal digit

Etymology 5Edit

 
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From French dit (called)

AdjectiveEdit

dit (not comparable)

  1. (Canada, obsolete) indicator of a declared surname originating from Canadian French (literally, "called")

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch dit (this), from Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

dit (possessive sy)

  1. it, this, that (subject and object)
    1. referring to the context
      Dit lyk baie moeilik.
      It seems very difficult.
    2. referring to something seen or heard in the real world
      Dit is ’n huis.This is a house.
      Dit is huise.These are houses.
    3. referring to non-personal singular nouns
      Sy het my die boek gegee, maar ek het dit nog nie gelees nie.
      She gave me the book, but I haven’t read it yet.

Usage notesEdit

  • Dit is is commonly contracted to dis, both in speech and writing: Dis ’n huis.

SynonymsEdit

  • (referring to something seen or heard): hierdie; daardie (both more demonstrative)
  • (referring to non-personal singulars): hy, hom

Related termsEdit

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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin de-inter.

PrepositionEdit

dit

  1. from

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BretonEdit

PronounEdit

dit

  1. second-person singular of da

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Occitan, from Latin digitus.

NounEdit

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Occitan, from Latin dictus.

VerbEdit

dit m (feminine dida, masculine plural dits, feminine plural dides)

  1. past participle of dir

DanishEdit

PronounEdit

dit (common din, plural dine)

  1. (possessive) Neuter singular form of din

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit. Cognate with German dies.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪt/
  • (file)

DeterminerEdit

dit

  1. this (neuter); referring to a thing or a person closer by.
    dit huis
    this house
    dit kind
    this child

InflectionEdit

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze deze dit deze
Distal die die dat die
Possessive diens dier diens dier


Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

dit n

  1. (demonstrative) this, this here
    Wat is dit?
    What is this?

Usage notesEdit

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart hier. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French dit, from Latin dictus.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dit

  1. past participle of dire
    Il a dit son nom.He said his name.
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
    « Je m'appelle Paul, » dit-il.“My name is Paul”, he says.
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire
  4. (in names) Indicating a surname used as a family name.

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dictus, dictum.

VerbEdit

dit

  1. past participle of

AdjectiveEdit

dit

  1. said

NounEdit

dit m (plural dits)

  1. saying, maxim

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

dit

  1. (colloquial, dialectal, north-eastern Germany, including Berlin) Synonym of das
    Kann man dit irgendwie ändern?
    Can this be changed somehow?
    Wie oft muss ick ’n dir dit noch sagen?
    How many times do I have to tell you this?

Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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PronounEdit

dit

  1. this

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

DeterminerEdit

dit

  1. neuter nominative and accusative singular of dese

Further readingEdit

  • dit”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • dit”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

North FrisianEdit

ArticleEdit

dit

  1. (Sylt) the (definite article for singular neuter nouns)

See alsoEdit

  • di (Sylt; common gender singular)
  • dåt (Mooring; neuter gender singular)

NorwegianEdit

AdverbEdit

dit

  1. to that place; thither

OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin digitus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin dictum.

NounEdit

dit m (oblique plural diz or ditz, nominative singular diz or ditz, nominative plural dit)

  1. word
  2. story; tale
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin dictus.

VerbEdit

dit

  1. past participle of dire
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire
DescendantsEdit

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Early Scots ditt or dyt, from Old English dyttan.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dit (third-person singular present dits, present participle ditin, past ditt, past participle ditt)

  1. To close (especially of a door or mouth).
  2. To block or stop up (of an opening).
  3. To obstruct, especially from view.
  4. To darken or dim (in the sense of obscuring light).
  5. Of the sun: to sink or to be obscured by clouds.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

dit (not comparable)

  1. there; to that place; that way, in that direction; thither
    Jag har aldrig varit i London, men jag ska dit snart.I've never been to London, but I will get there soon.

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West FrisianEdit

DeterminerEdit

dit

  1. neuter singular of dizze