dit

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ditten, dütten, from Old English dyttan (to stop up, close), from Proto-Germanic *duttijaną, from *duttaz (wisp). Related to Old English dott (dot, point). More at dot.

Verb[edit]

dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditting, simple past and past participle ditted)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England) To stop up; block (an opening); close. Cf. Scots dit.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of dite.

Noun[edit]

dit (plural dits)

  1. (archaic, rare) A ditty, a little melody.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing; / No song but did containe a louely dit: / Trees, braunches, birds, and songs were framed fit [...].
  2. (obsolete) A word; a decree.

Etymology 3[edit]

Imitative.

Noun[edit]

dit (plural dits)

  1. The spoken representation of a dot in radio and telegraph Morse code.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Old English dyttan, akin to Icelandic ditta.

Verb[edit]

dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditting, simple past and past participle ditted)

  1. (obsolete) To close up.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. H. More to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch dit (this).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit (possessive sy)

  1. it (subject and object)
  2. this, that

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Breton[edit]

Prepositional pronoun[edit]

dit

  1. second-person singular form of da

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin digitus.

Noun[edit]

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin dictus

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. Past participle of dir.

Danish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit (common din, plural dine)

  1. (possessive) Neuter singular form of din

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit. Cognate with German dies.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dit

  1. this (neuter); referring to a thing or a person closer by.
    dit huis
    this house
    dit kind
    this child

Declension[edit]

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine/feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze dit deze
Distal die dat die


Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit n

  1. (demonstrative) this, this here
    Wat is dit?
    What is this?

Usage notes[edit]

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart hier. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dictus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. past participle of dire
    Il a dit son nom - He said his name
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
    « Je m'appelle Paul, » dit-il - "My name is Paul," he said
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire
  4. (in names) Indicating a surname used as a family name.

Norwegian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dit

  1. to that place; thither

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin dictum

Noun[edit]

dit m (oblique plural diz, nominative singular diz, nominative plural dit)

  1. word
  2. story; tale

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. past participle of dire
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
  3. Third-person singular past historic of dire

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Scots ditt or dyt, from Old English dyttan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditin, simple past ditt, past participle ditt)

  1. To close (especially of a door or mouth).
  2. To block or stop up (of an opening).
  3. To obstruct, especially from view.
  4. To darken or dim (in the sense of obscuring light).
  5. Of the sun: to sink or to be obscured by clouds.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dit (not comparable)

  1. there; to that place; that way, in that direction.
    Jag har aldrig varit i London, men jag ska dit snart - I've never been to London, but I will get there soon

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