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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch iets.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

iets

  1. something

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch iet, from Middle Dutch iewet, a contraction of Old Dutch iowiht. The Middle Dutch word is formed out of the articles Old Dutch ie- meaning 'anything', and a second article corresponding with Middle Dutch wicht, 'creature', of which its original meaning likely has been 'thing'. Cognate with Limburgish get, Central Franconian jet, English aught.

In the word, the suffix -s has been shaped under influence of the older Old Dutch niets wherein -s is the ending of an old partitive genitive.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -its
  • IPA(key): /its/
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PronounEdit

iets

  1. something
    Mag het iets meer zijn? : May it be something more?
    Mag het iets minder zijn? : May it be something less?
  2. anything
    Anders nog iets? : Anything else? (literally: anything other still?)

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

iets

  1. somewhat

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

ParticipleEdit

iets (def. ietais)

  1. gone; indefinite past passive participle of iet 
    ar mazo spēkstaciju atbalstu ir iets par tāluas for (lit. with) the support for small power plants (it) is gone too far
    atceries kādreiz takas, kas ietasremember sometime the paths that were gone (= gone by, traveled)

DeclensionEdit