See also: Vista, višta, vištą, and vistā

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian vista (view, sight), from visto, past participle of vedere (to see), from Latin vidēre, present active infinitive of videō (I see). Compare vision, video, visa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪstə/, IPA(key): /ˈviːstə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

vista (plural vistas)

  1. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or passage.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 271:
      The sun soon broke forth from that one dark cloud, gradually melting into light; and the sunbeams and the glittering rain went driving together through the forest glades—those long vistas, of which the slender deer seemed the sole habitants.
    • 1999, Harish Kapadia, “Ascents in the Panch Chuli Group”, in Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya, New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 136:
      We had our reward for our high camp and early start, for the sky was still clear, the view magnificent, with fresh vistas to the north of mountains in Tibet, of Gurla Mandhata, massive, majestic to the northeast, and further to the north, a distant pyramid, Kailash, most holy of all mountains in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
  2. A site offering such a view.
  3. (figuratively) A vision; a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination.
    a vista of pleasure to come
    dim vistas of the past

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VerbEdit

vista (third-person singular simple present vistas, present participle vistaing, simple past and past participle vistaed)

  1. (transitive) To make a vista or landscape of.
    • 1896, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Eugene Aram:
      The night had now closed in, and its darkness was only relieved by the wan lamps that vistaed the streets, and a few dim stars that struggled through the reeking haze that curtained the great city.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin visa, feminine past participle of videō.

NounEdit

vista f (plural vistes)

  1. vision (sense or ability of sight)
    Synonym: visión
  2. view
  3. celerity
  4. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin visa, feminine past participle of videō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vista f (plural vistes)

  1. sight, vision (the ability to see)
  2. view (the act of seeing or looking at something)
  3. view (the range of vision)
  4. view (something to look at, such as scenery)

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

vista f sg

  1. past participle of veure

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin visa, feminine past participle of videō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vista f (plural vistas)

  1. view
  2. sight, eyesight
    Synonym: visión

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vista” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • vista” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • vista” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • vista” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • vista” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

vista (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vistaði, supine vistað)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to place, to find a place for
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative, computing) to save a document, a file, pages etc.
    Vista sem
    Save as…
    Ég vistaði myndirnar sem þú sendir mér.
    I saved the pictures you sent me.
    Ég kann ekki að vista myndir af Netinu.
    I don’t know how to save images from the Internet.

Usage notesEdit

  • The computing word vista (save) enjoys limited popularity in informal spoken language, where the direct English loan word seiva (from English save) is often used instead, though usually considered nonstandard in more formal or written contexts.

ConjugationEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin visa, feminine past participle of videō.

ParticipleEdit

vista f sg

  1. feminine singular of visto

AdjectiveEdit

vista

  1. feminine singular of visto

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

vista f (plural viste)

  1. sight, eyesight, vision, visual acuity
  2. a view, panorama
HypernymsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

vista

  1. inflection of vistare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative
DescendantsEdit
  • Norwegian Bokmål: vista

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

 vista on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Vista

EtymologyEdit

There are two theories on the origin of this word. One derives it from Proto-Baltic *wiš- (with an extra element -tā), from Proto-Indo-European *wik-, the zero grade form of *weyḱ- (house, settlement). The original meaning would then have been “(relating to) the house, the settlement", from which "domestic (animal)” and finally “chicken.” The other theory relates it to Avestan 𐬬𐬍𐬱(vīš, bird), possibly from a Proto-Indo-European stem *weys-. Cognates include Lithuanian vištà.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vista f (4th declension)

  1. hen (female chicken); chicken (Gallus gallus in general)
    mājas vistadomestic chicken
    vista ar cāļiemhen with chicks
    vistas gaļa, olaschicken meat, eggs
    vistu kūtshenhouse
    perētāja vistabroody hen, sitter
    cekulainā vistacrested hen
    vistas buljonschicken broth

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “vista”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Italian vista (sight, vision), from Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin vīsa, inflected form of vīsus (looking; sight), perfect passive participle of videō (I see, perceive), from Proto-Italic *widēō (see), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

vista

  1. Only used in a vista (upon showing)
  2. Only used in a prima vista (sight-read)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

vista m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of vist

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Past participle of ver. From Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin visa, feminine past participle of videō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vista f (plural vistas)

  1. (colloquial) eye; eyeball
    Synonym: (more common) olho
  2. sight
    Tenho uma vista normal.I have normal eyesight.
  3. view
    Mas que vista maravilhosa!What a marvelous view!

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vista f sg

  1. feminine singular of visto

VerbEdit

vista

  1. feminine singular past participle of ver

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • vesta (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran)

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin visa, feminine past participle of videō.

NounEdit

vista f (plural vistas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) view
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, anatomy) cheek
  3. (Puter, Vallader, anatomy) face
    Synonym: fatscha

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbista/, [ˈbis.t̪a]

Etymology 1Edit

From the Vulgar Latin *visita, from Latin videō.

NounEdit

vista f (plural vistas)

  1. sight, vision, eyesight (the ability to see)
    Synonym: visión
  2. sight (the act of seeing or witnessing)
    Synonym: visión
  3. appearance, look (the way something looks)
    Synonyms: aspecto, apariencia
  4. view (the range of vision)
    a la vistain view
  5. view (something to look at, such as scenery)
  6. foresight (the ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future)
    Synonym: perspicacia
  7. (law) hearing (a legal procedure done before a judge)
Derived termsEdit
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VerbEdit

vista f sg

  1. Feminine singular past participle of ver.

AdjectiveEdit

vista f sg

  1. feminine singular of visto

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

vista

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of vestir.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of vestir.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of vestir.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of vestir.

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