gitta

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Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

gittā̀ f (plural gittoci)

  1. small axe/ax

Verb[edit]

gittā̀ (grade 1)

  1. to cross (e.g. a street)
  2. to slash someone across the neck

References[edit]

  • Paul Newman, A Hausa-English Dictionary (2007)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish gitta (bring oneself to), based on Old Swedish gita (succeed, accomplish, bring), based on Old Swedish gæta (tell, guess, get hold of), from Old Norse geta, from Proto-Germanic *getaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (take, seize). Related to Danish gide and Icelandic geta and also to Swedish förgäta, gissa, gåta, gäta.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈjɪtːa/

Verb[edit]

gitta

  1. To bring oneself to, to care, to have strength or power enough.
    • 1921, Hjalmar Bergman, Farmor och Vår Herre, chapter 11
      Hon gitte inte tala till honom. Han var så dum, att det äcklade henne.
      She coulddn't stand talking to him. He was so dumb, it sickened her.
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  • An alternative past tense form is gat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish gitmek.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈgɪtːa/

Verb[edit]

gitta (present gittar, preterite gittade, supine gittat, imperative gitta)

  1. (slang) To leave; take off, clear out, scram.
    • 1994, The Latin Kings, Välkommen till förorten, "Mecka"
      Jag gitta hemifrån, jag komma till centrum. Jag komma tunnelbanan känner suttla parfumen.
      "I take off from home, I come to [the] center [of the neighborhood]. I come [to] the metro and sense the subtle perfume."
    • 2006, Mange Schmidt, Samtidigt, i Stockholm, "Glassigt"
      Jag vaknar upp, aah, solen skiner igen. Dags för mig att gitta från lägenheten, men först alltid en dusch, inte lukta usch, stå högt i kurs, för det är glassigt.
      "I wake up, aah, the sun is shining again. Time for me to take off from the apartement, but first a shower. Not smell like yuck, be classy. Because it's flashy/suave/classy."
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References[edit]

  1. ^ gitta in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)