heita

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

heita

  1. (South Africa, informal) hello; hi
    • 2008, Ben Trovato, Ben Trovato's Art of Survival (page 51)
      I can hear the conversation: "Heita, bra. Let's go. We don't need bullets."

Faroese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heita (to heat).

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heita

  1. to heat syn.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse heita (to call).

Verb[edit]

heita

  1. (kvæði) to beg, to ask syn.
  2. (biblical) to promise syn.
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heita

  1. (archaic, poetic) to call syn.
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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse heita, from Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

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Verb[edit]

heita (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hét, third-person plural past indicative hétu, supine heitið)

  1. to be called, to be named
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
    Ég heiti Baldur.
    My name is Baldur.
  2. to promise
    Ég heiti þér því.
    I promise it to you.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to be called, to be named): nefnast
  • (to promise): lofa

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse heita.

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heita (present tense heiter, past tense heitte/het, past participle heitt, present participle heitande, imperative heit)

  1. (intransitive) be called or named; have a name
    Kva heiter du?
    What is your name?

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haitaną, from Proto-Indo-European *key(w)-, *kyew- (to set in motion). Cognate with Old English hātan, Old Saxon hētan, Old High German heizzan, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (haitan).

Verb[edit]

heita (singular past indicative hét, plural past indicative hétu, past participle heitinn)

  1. to be called, to be named
    Ek heiti Anna.
    My name is Anna.

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