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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hiti, from Proto-Germanic *haitį̄ (heat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hiti m (genitive singular hita, uncountable)

  1. heat, warmth
  2. fever
  3. (meteorology) temperature

DeclensionEdit

Declension of hiti (singular only)
m1s singular
indefinite definite
nominative hiti hitin
accusative hita hitan
dative hita hitanum
genitive hita hitans

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hiti.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hiti m (genitive singular hita, nominative plural hitar)

  1. heat
  2. fever
  3. (meteorology) temperature

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records hiti as an equivalent of English hyæna in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba mbiti and Swahili fisi together with pisi as its equivalents.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ŋgoko class which includes ngũkũ, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), ihĩtia (pl. mahĩtia), kĩng'ang'i, maitũ (my mother), mbogo, mũkanda, mũthĩgi, nduka, ngingo, rũthanju, Wambũgũ (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

hiti class 9/10 (plural hiti)

  1. hyena, especially spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)[4]

Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 32–33. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  3. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  4. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan (1977). East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume III Part A (Carnivores), p. 260. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. →ISBN
  • “hiti” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

hiti m

  1. heat

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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