eta

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See also: ETA, éta, etä-, età, and êta

English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

zeta
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theta
Η η
Ancient Greek: ἦτα
Wikipedia article on eta


Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eta (plural etas)

  1. The seventh letter of the Modern Greek alphabet, the eighth in Old Greek.
  2. (physics) A kind of electrically neutral meson having zero spin and isospin.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 穢多 (full of filth) (literal translation, now considered derogatory in Japan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eta (plural etas or eta)

  1. A social outcast in Japan who is subjected to menial work, making up a class or caste of such people.

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

eta

  1. and

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

eta f (plural etes)

  1. Eta; the Greek letter Η (lowercase η).

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eta (plural etaj, accusative singular etan, accusative plural etajn)

  1. small, little, tiny, minuscule, slight (see -et-)
    Vere, la primo estas eta honoro, sed Mikaelo ege fieras pri ĝi.
    True, the award is a small honor, but Michael is immensely proud of it.
    Etaj manoj povas fari egajn malordorojn.
    Little hands can make huge messes.
    Se ĉi tio domo estas fakte domego, ĝi estas la plej eta domego mi jam vidis!
    If that house is in fact a mansion, it is the tiniest mansion I ever saw!
    Ŝia parto en la teatraĵo ne estas nur malgranda rolo, estas eta rolo sen sola vorto de dialogo.
    Her part in the the play is not only a small role, it is a minuscule role without a single word of dialog.
    Mi nur havas etan kapdoloron.
    I only have a slight headache.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Verb[edit]

at eta (third person singular past indicative át, third person plural past indicative ótu, supine etið)

  1. to eat
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

Noun[edit]

eta n (genitive singular eta, plural etu)

  1. eta (letter of the Greek alphabet)
Declension[edit]
n1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative eta etað etu(r) etuni
Accusative eta etað etu(r) etuni
Dative eta etanum etum etunum
Genitive eta etans etna etnanna

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French état, from Old French estat, from Latin status.

Noun[edit]

eta

  1. state

Related terms[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • éta (more common)

Verb[edit]

eta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative át, third-person plural past indicative átu, supine etið)

  1. to eat

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

Noun[edit]

eta f (genitive singular etu, nominative plural etur) or eta n (genitive singular eta, nominative plural etu)

  1. eta (letter of the Greek alphabet)
Declension[edit]

or


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

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eta m, f (invariable)

  1. eta (Greek letter)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

eta

  1. rōmaji reading of えた

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Verb[edit]

eta (present tense et, past tense åt, past participle ete, passive infinitive etast, present participle etande, imperative et)

  1. to eat
    Dei åt for mykje.
    They ate too much.

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *etaną, akin to Old English etan ( > English eat), Old Saxon etan, Old High German ezzan (> German essen), Gothic 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (itan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-. Non-Germanic cognates include Latin edō, Ancient Greek ἔδω (édō), Lithuanian ėsti, Old Church Slavonic ꙗсти (jasti), Sanskrit अत्ति (atti), Old Armenian ուտեմ (utem), Hittite 𒂊𒀉𒈪 (e-id-mi).

Verb[edit]

eta (singular past indicative át, plural past indicative átu, past participle etinn)

  1. to eat

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

eta

  1. expresses surprise

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eta f (plural etas)

  1. eta; the Greek letter Η, η