gitta

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Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

gittā̀ f (plural gittoti)

  1. small axe/ax

Verb[edit]

gittā̀ (form 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]

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.
    Jag har inte gittat diska.
    I haven't cared to wash the dishes.
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  • An alternative past tense form is gat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish gitmek

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (slang) to run away
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References[edit]

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