EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

zeta
  
theta
Η η
Ancient Greek: ἦτα
Wikipedia article on eta

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eta (plural etas)

  1. The seventh letter of the Modern Greek alphabet, the eighth in Old Greek.
  2. (physics) A kind of electrically neutral meson having zero spin and isospin.
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TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Japanese 穢多 (full of filth) (literal translation, now considered derogatory in Japan).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eta (plural etas or eta)

  1. A social outcast in Japan who is subjected to menial work, making up a class or caste of such people.

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unknown, perhaps from Latin et (and). Unrelated to the suffix -eta.[1]

Alternative formsEdit

  • ta (see usage notes)

ConjunctionEdit

eta

  1. and
    katuak eta txakurrakcats and dogs
  2. (mathematics) plus, and
    bat eta bat bi diraone plus one is two
  3. upon, after
    Hotelera ailegatu eta igerilekura joan ziren.They went to the swimming pool just after arriving at the hotel.
  4. (Southern) since, because
    Ezin dut kakaueterik jan, alergikoa naiz eta.I can't eat peanuts because I'm allergic
Usage notesEdit

In the spoken language, the form ta is often used, specially (but not exclusively) after words ending in vowels. In formal, written language, eta is the only standard form.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

eta inan

  1. eta (Greek letter)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of eta (inanimate, ending in -a)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive eta eta etak
ergative etak etak etek
dative etari etari etei
genitive etaren etaren eten
comitative etarekin etarekin etekin
causative etarengatik etarengatik etengatik
benefactive etarentzat etarentzat etentzat
instrumental etaz etaz etez
inessive etatan etan etetan
locative etatako etako etetako
allative etatara etara etetara
terminative etataraino etaraino etetaraino
directive etatarantz etarantz etetarantz
destinative etatarako etarako etetarako
ablative etatatik etatik etetatik
partitive etarik
prolative etatzat

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ eta” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

Further readingEdit

  • eta” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • eta” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eta f (plural etes)

  1. eta; the Greek letter Η (lowercase η).

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

See -et-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

eta (accusative singular etan, plural etaj, accusative plural etajn)

  1. small, little, tiny, minuscule, slight (see -et-)
    Vere, la primo estas eta honoro, sed Mikaelo ege fieras pri ĝi.
    True, the award is a small honor, but Michael is immensely proud of it.
    Etaj manoj povas fari egajn malordojn.
    Little hands can make huge messes.
    Se ĉi tio domo estas fakte domego, ĝi estas la plej eta domego, kiun mi jam vidis!
    If that house is in fact a mansion, it is the tiniest mansion I ever saw!
    Ŝia parto en la teatraĵo ne estas nur malgranda rolo, ĝi estas eta rolo sen sola vorto de dialogo.
    Her part in the play is not only a small role, it is a minuscule role without a single word of dialog.
    Mi havas nur etan kapdoloron.
    I only have a slight headache.

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

VerbEdit

eta (third person singular past indicative át, third person plural past indicative ótu, supine etið)

  1. to eat
ConjugationEdit
Conjugation of eta (group v-72)
infinitive eta
supine etið
participle (a26)1 etandi etin
present past
first singular eti át
second singular etur átst
third singular etur át
plural eta ótu
imperative
singular et!
plural etið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

NounEdit

eta n (genitive singular eta, plural etu)

  1. eta (letter of the Greek alphabet)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of eta
n1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative eta etað etu, etur etuni
accusative eta etað etu, etur etuni
dative eta etanum etum etunum
genitive eta etans etna etnanna

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French état, from Old French estat, from Latin status.

NounEdit

eta

  1. state

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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

eta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative át, third-person plural past indicative átu, supine etið)

  1. to eat

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

NounEdit

eta f (genitive singular etu, nominative plural etur) or eta n (genitive singular eta, nominative plural etu)

  1. eta (letter of the Greek alphabet)
DeclensionEdit

or


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ēta, from Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta), later form of ἧτα (hêta), from Phoenician 𐤇‬(ḥ‬ /ḥēt/), whence also heth.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: è‧ta

NounEdit

eta m or f (invariable)

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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  1. eta (Greek letter)

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • eta in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

eta

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えた

LaboyaEdit

VerbEdit

eta

  1. to see

ReferencesEdit

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “eta”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 17

ManggaraiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *leta, akin to Tetum leten.

AdverbEdit

eta

  1. above

MaquiritariEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

eta

  1. (transitive) to hear, to listen

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “eta”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon
  • Hall, Katherine Lee (1988), “eta:dü”, in The morphosyntax of discourse in De'kwana Carib, volume I and II, Saint Louis, Missouri: PhD Thesis, Washington University

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ete (e-infinitive)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-. Akin to English eat.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

eta (present tense et, past tense åt, past participle ete, passive infinitive etast, present participle etande, imperative et)

  1. to eat
    Dei åt for mykje.
    They ate too much.

ReferencesEdit


OjibweEdit

AdverbEdit

eta

  1. only, just
    Bezhig eta ogii-ni-maajiinaan ini akikoon awe naadaabowed.
    The person going after water only took one pail.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *etǭ.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

eta f (genitive etu)

  1. crib, manger
  2. (plural only) cancer
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ete

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *etaną, akin to Old English etan ( > English eat), Old Saxon etan, Old High German ezzan (> German essen), Gothic 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (itan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-. Non-Germanic cognates include Latin edō, Ancient Greek ἔδω (édō), Lithuanian ėsti, Latvian ēst, Old Church Slavonic ꙗсти (jasti) (whence Bulgarian ям (jam)), Russian е́сть (jéstʹ), Sanskrit अत्ति (átti), Old Armenian ուտեմ (utem), Hittite 𒂊𒀉𒈪 (e-id-mi).

VerbEdit

eta (singular past indicative át, plural past indicative átu, past participle etinn)

  1.  to eat
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • eta”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

OttawaEdit

AdverbEdit

eta

  1. only, just

ReferencesEdit

Jerry Randolph Valentine (2001) Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar, University of Toronto, page 145


PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit एतद् (etad).

AdjectiveEdit

eta

  1. this

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

The case form etad is only used before vowels and as the prefixed combining form.

Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

eta m

  1. this one

DeclensionEdit

PronounEdit

eta n

  1. this one

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

The case form etad is only used before vowels and as the prefixed combining form.

ReferencesEdit

Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “etad”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead


PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta), from Phoenician 𐤇‬(ḥ‬ /ḥēt/).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eta f

  1. eta (Greek letter Η, η)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • eta in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • eta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

eta

  1. expresses surprise

SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-gèndia, causative form of Proto-Bantu *-gènda.

VerbEdit

eta

  1. to walk
  2. to go

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eta f (plural etas)

  1. eta; the Greek letter Η, η

Further readingEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

VerbEdit

eta

  1. Alternative form of ita

ConjugationEdit