aita

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Basque[edit]

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aita

  1. father
  2. priest
  3. autor

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aita. Cognate with Karelian aidu, Estonian aed.

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aita

  1. fence

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Latvian[edit]

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Aita

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *aitā, from Proto-Indo-European *ey-, *oy- (to go) (cf. iet) with an extra syllable . The original meaning was thus “goer, one that goes (around),” a not unfrequent source of words for “sheep” (cf. Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian баран (barán), a borrowing from Turkic *baran “one that goes”). An alternative theory, which derives aita from the diminutive avitiņa of dated avs (sheep) is less likely to be correct, since a avi > ai change would be irregular. Cognates include Lithuanian áita (feminine), áitas (masculine) “one who walks around a lot; restless person,” Old Prussian aytegenis “small (= quick, restless) woodpecker,” Russian dialectal етенька (eten'ka) “name used to call sheep” (from *ěta- (*ěta-) < *ait- (*ait-)), Hittite [script needed] (iyant-) “sheep” (lit. “goer, one that goes”).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

aita f (4th declension)

  1. sheep (esp. Ovis aries; generic word)
    mājas aita — domestic sheep
    aitu ganssheep herd (shepherd, person)
    aitu sunssheep dog (shepherd, dog breed)
    cirpt aitas — to shear the sheep

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Usage notes[edit]

The term aita is more frequent than avs, both as a generic and as the specific name of the female.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “aita” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Polabian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *otьcь, from Proto-Indo-European *átta.

Noun[edit]

aita

  1. father