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EnglishEdit

InterjectionEdit

heita

  1. (South Africa, informal) hello; hi
    • 2008, Ben Trovato, Ben Trovato's Art of Survival (page 51)
      I can hear the conversation: "Heita, bra. Let's go. We don't need bullets."

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FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse heita (to heat).

VerbEdit

heita

  1. to heat syn.
ConjugationEdit
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse heita (to call).

VerbEdit

heita

  1. (kvæði) to beg, to ask syn.
  2. (biblical) to promise syn.
SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

heita

  1. (archaic, poetic) to call syn.
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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse heita, from Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

heita (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hét, third-person plural past indicative hétu, supine heitið)

  1. to be called, to be named
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
    Ég heiti Baldur.
    My name is Baldur.
  2. to promise
    Ég heiti þér því.
    I promise it to you.

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (to be called, to be named): nefnast
  • (to promise): lofa

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse heita, from Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

heita (present tense heiter, past tense heitte or het, past participle heitt, present participle heitande, imperative heit)

  1. (intransitive) to be called or named; have a name
    Kva heiter du?
    What is your name?

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Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *haitaną, from Proto-Indo-European *key(w)-, *kyew- (to set in motion). Cognate with Old English hātan, Old Saxon hētan, Old High German heizzan, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (haitan).

VerbEdit

heita (singular past indicative hét, plural past indicative hétu, past participle heitinn)

  1. (intransitive) to be called, to be named
    Ek heiti Anna.
    My name is Anna.
  2. (transitive, with dative) to promise

ConjugationEdit

In the sense of being called something, baring a particular name, the inflectional endings in the present tense singular indicative, follow a weak inflection pattern, and not the strong one; so that it is Ek heiti Anna, and not Ek heit Anna.

For all other senses of the word, all inflectional endings are as expected.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

VepsEdit

PronounEdit

heita

  1. abessive of