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tat

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Tatar.

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Etymology 1

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From Hindi टाट (ṭāṭ, thick canvas).

Noun

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tat (countable and uncountable, plural tats)

  1. (uncountable, British) Cheap and vulgar tastelessness; sleaze.
  2. (uncountable, British) Cheap, tasteless, useless goods; trinkets.
    tourist tat
    • 2004 May 28, Thomas Sutcliffe, “Why Britart is a burning issue”, in The Independent[1]:
      And it agreed with the editorial cartoon which featured a newsman doing a live report in front of a smouldering building and saying, "And it seems millions of pounds of meaningless tat has been lost to the nation for ever."
  3. (countable, India) Gunny cloth made from the fibre of the Corchorus olitorius (jute).
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Etymology 2

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Unknown. Perhaps the same as etymology 1, above, or perhaps a back-formation from tatting. Attested since the 19th century.

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tat (third-person singular simple present tats, present participle tatting, simple past and past participle tatted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make (something by) tatting.
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Etymology 3

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From Hindi टट्टू (ṭaṭṭū, pony).

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tat (plural tats)

  1. (India, archaic) A pony.
    • 1879, Val Cameron Prinsep, Glimpses of Imperial India, page 206:
      And so each morning before daybreak I am up, and having dispatched my luggage on the backs of coolies after much noise and bustle, without which no natives can work, I mount my tat as the sun begins to touch the higher hills, and start on my morning ride of twelve miles.

Etymology 4

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Clipping of tattoo; see further etymology there.

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tat (plural tats)

  1. (slang) A tattoo.
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tat (third-person singular simple present tats, present participle tatting, simple past and past participle tatted)

  1. (slang) To apply a tattoo.
    • 2016 May 5, Fifth Harmony, “Write on Me”, 7/27, Epic Records, Sysco Music
      Write on me / Love the way you tat me up
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Etymology 5

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tat (plural tats)

  1. (UK, gambling, slang, archaic) Alternative form of tatt (a die, especially one that is loaded)

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Noun

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tat (plural tats)

  1. Alternative form of tatty (kind of woven mat or screen)

Etymology 7

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Noun

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tat (plural tats)

  1. Some small thing, especially that which is exchanged tit for tat.
    • 1920, The Creighton Chronicle, page 294:
      The article seems an attempt at tit-for-tat; but there is too little tat, even in Bedouins, to provoke such a maze of tit as is found in “'Bedouins' and Nomads.”
    • 1999 May 18, D. Reisman, Conserative Capitalism: The Social Economy, Springer, →ISBN, page 122:
      [...] insecurity, anger engender the excessive retaliation of two tits for a tat that leads not to damping-down but to [escalation].
    • 2002 May 1, G.H. Spaulding, C-C-Cold War Syndrome Or, Remember, It's Break Ground and Fly into the Wind, AuthorHouse, →ISBN:
      At the U.S. planning sessions, it was not uncommon to hear someone say, "Just remember, when you're negotiating tit-for-tat, it's better to concede the occasional small tat to your opponent and keep the big tits for yourself."
    • 2006 08, Michael Riggs, Edicts of Ares: 13 Absolute Rules of Warfare, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN, page 112:
      Not tit-for-tat, but more like ten tits for every tat.
    • 2011 March 20, Thunderhead, The Sacred Clown, Thunderhead, →ISBN, page 475:
      “Yeah...and a tiny little tat of a bottle of Grinness on his ankle...” As they rode, a warm-front chased the clouds away and the direct sun and warming air began to melt the snow.
    • 2012 April 17, Gerald L'Ange, The White Africans: From Colonisation To Liberation, Jonathan Ball Publishers, →ISBN:
      If that was a lot of tit for a little tat it didn't bother the French. In the absence of any firm policy in Paris, the military commanders in Algeria began promoting French settlement.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Pamela Morsi, Suburban Renewal, Oliver-Heber books:
      "Why don't you two sit out on the porch while I clean up this little tat of dishes," Gram said. Corrie argued for a minute, but Gram shooed her away and reluctantly we found ourselves alone on the porch swing.
    • 2021 June 29, Alexandra Ivy, Guardians of Eternity Bundle 2, Zebra, →ISBN:
      A little tit for a little tat. He just wanted to get his damned tit so he could be done with the nasty tat. There was an odd shimmer among the shadows, then the outline of Briggs appeared, his crimson eyes glowing like the pits of hell.

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tat

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of tun

Hungarian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Uralic *tuktɜ, *tukta (cross-beam). Cognate with Finnish tuhto (thwart (of a ship)), Komi-Zyrian тік (tik, cross wood, cross bar), and Tym Southern Selkup тати (thwart (of a ship)).[1]

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Noun

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tat (plural tatok)

  1. (nautical) stern (the rear part or after end of a ship or vessel)

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tat tatok
accusative tatot tatokat
dative tatnak tatoknak
instrumental tattal tatokkal
causal-final tatért tatokért
translative tattá tatokká
terminative tatig tatokig
essive-formal tatként tatokként
essive-modal
inessive tatban tatokban
superessive taton tatokon
adessive tatnál tatoknál
illative tatba tatokba
sublative tatra tatokra
allative tathoz tatokhoz
elative tatból tatokból
delative tatról tatokról
ablative tattól tatoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
taté tatoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tatéi tatokéi
Possessive forms of tat
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tatom tatjaim
2nd person sing. tatod tatjaid
3rd person sing. tatja tatjai
1st person plural tatunk tatjaink
2nd person plural tatotok tatjaitok
3rd person plural tatjuk tatjaik

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Further reading

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  • tat in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

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Adjective

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tat

  1. bad

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Maltese

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tat

  1. third-person feminine singular perfect of ta

Mopan Maya

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Noun

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tat

  1. father

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  • Hofling, Charles Andrew (2011). Mopan Maya–Spanish–English Dictionary, University of Utah Press.

Northern Kurdish

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tat f (Arabic spelling تات)

  1. boulder, large rock, cliff, crag, precipice
  2. stone slab

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  • Chyet, Michael L. (2003) “tat”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary[2], with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, page 597

Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *taitaz (serene, tender). Cognate with Old Norse teitr.

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tāt

  1. glad, cheerful

Romansch

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Etymology

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Compare Latin tata, a childish word for father.

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tat m (plural tats)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) grandfather

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *tatь (thief).

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tȁt m (Cyrillic spelling та̏т)

  1. (expressively) thief

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Further reading

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  • tat” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

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Etymology

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From Proto-Slavic *tatь.

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tȁt m anim

  1. thief

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  • tat”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish

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Phrase

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tat

  1. (colloquial) Pronunciation spelling of "ta det" (take it).
    Synonym: tare

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish طات (tat, dat), from Proto-Turkic *tāt-.

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Noun

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tat (definite accusative tadı, plural tatlar)

  1. taste

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Inflection
Nominative tat
Definite accusative tadı
Singular Plural
Nominative tat tatlar
Definite accusative tadı tatları
Dative tada tatlara
Locative tatta tatlarda
Ablative tattan tatlardan
Genitive tadın tatların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular tadım tatlarım
2nd singular tadın tatların
3rd singular tadı tatları
1st plural tadımız tatlarımız
2nd plural tadınız tatlarınız
3rd plural tatları tatları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular tadımı tatlarımı
2nd singular tadını tatlarını
3rd singular tadını tatlarını
1st plural tadımızı tatlarımızı
2nd plural tadınızı tatlarınızı
3rd plural tatlarını tatlarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular tadıma tatlarıma
2nd singular tadına tatlarına
3rd singular tadına tatlarına
1st plural tadımıza tatlarımıza
2nd plural tadınıza tatlarınıza
3rd plural tatlarına tatlarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular tadımda tatlarımda
2nd singular tadında tatlarında
3rd singular tadında tatlarında
1st plural tadımızda tatlarımızda
2nd plural tadınızda tatlarınızda
3rd plural tatlarında tatlarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular tadımdan tatlarımdan
2nd singular tadından tatlarından
3rd singular tadından tatlarından
1st plural tadımızdan tatlarımızdan
2nd plural tadınızdan tatlarınızdan
3rd plural tatlarından tatlarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular tadımın tatlarımın
2nd singular tadının tatlarının
3rd singular tadının tatlarının
1st plural tadımızın tatlarımızın
2nd plural tadınızın tatlarınızın
3rd plural tatlarının tatlarının

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tat

  1. second-person singular imperative of tatmak

Turkmen

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From historical name used for non-turkic people.

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tat (definite accusative [please provide], plural tatlar)

  1. (derogatory) Turkmens from tribes or regions culturally influenced by Uzbeks or Persians, or Turkmens speaking a dialect with foreign features and no vowel length distinction.
  2. (dated) non-turkmens
  3. (rare) Tats, an ethnic minority in North Khorasan

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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tat

  1. father, dad

Inflection

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Inflection of tat (inflection type 5/sana)
nominative sing. tat
genitive sing. tatan
partitive sing. tatad
partitive plur. tatoid
singular plural
nominative tat tatad
accusative tatan tatad
genitive tatan tatoiden
partitive tatad tatoid
essive-instructive tatan tatoin
translative tataks tatoikš
inessive tatas tatoiš
elative tataspäi tatoišpäi
illative tataha
tatha
tatoihe
adessive tatal tatoil
ablative tatalpäi tatoilpäi
allative tatale tatoile
abessive tatata tatoita
comitative tatanke tatoidenke
prolative tatadme tatoidme
approximative I tatanno tatoidenno
approximative II tatannoks tatoidennoks
egressive tatannopäi tatoidennopäi
terminative I tatahasai
tathasai
tatoihesai
terminative II tatalesai tatoilesai
terminative III tatassai
additive I tatahapäi
tathapäi
tatoihepäi
additive II tatalepäi tatoilepäi

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  • Zajceva, N. G., Mullonen, M. I. (2007) “отец, папа”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary]‎[3], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

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Etymology

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From German Staat.

Noun

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tat

  1. state

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