aita

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See also: aitā and Aita

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aita

  1. father
    Nire aitaren etxea / defendituko dut.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    My father's home / I will defend.
  2. priest
  3. autor

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aita. Cognate with Karelian aidu, Estonian aed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aita

  1. fence
  2. (low) wall

Declension[edit]

Inflection of aita (Kotus type 9/kala, t-d gradation)
nominative aita aidat
genitive aidan aitojen
partitive aitaa aitoja
illative aitaan aitoihin
singular plural
nominative aita aidat
accusative nom. aita aidat
gen. aidan
genitive aidan aitojen
aitainrare
partitive aitaa aitoja
inessive aidassa aidoissa
elative aidasta aidoista
illative aitaan aitoihin
adessive aidalla aidoilla
ablative aidalta aidoilta
allative aidalle aidoille
essive aitana aitoina
translative aidaksi aidoiksi
instructive aidoin
abessive aidatta aidoitta
comitative aitoineen

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

aita

  1. third-person singular present indicative of aitare
  2. second-person singular imperative of aitare

Latvian[edit]

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Aita

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *aitā, from Proto-Indo-European *ey-, *oy- (to go) (cf. iet) with an extra syllable . The original meaning was thus “goer, one that goes (around),” a not unfrequent source of words for “sheep” (cf. Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian баран (baran), a borrowing from Turkic *baran (one that goes)). An alternative theory, which derives aita from the diminutive avitiņa of dated avs (sheep) is less likely to be correct, since the avi > ai change would be irregular. Cognates include Lithuanian áita (feminine), áitas (one who walks around a lot; restless person) (masculine), Old Prussian aytegenis (small (quick, restless) woodpecker), Russian dialectal етенька (jetenʹka, name used to call sheep) (from *ěta- (*ěta-) < *ait- (*ait-)), Hittite 𒇻 (iyant-, sheep) (lit. “goer, one that goes”).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

aita f (4th declension)

  1. sheep (esp. Ovis aries; generic word)
    mājas aitadomestic sheep
    aitu ganssheep herd (shepherd, person)
    aitu sunssheep dog (shepherd, dog breed)
    cirpt aitasto shear the sheep

Usage notes[edit]

The term aita is more frequent than avs, both as a generic and as the specific name of the female.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “aita”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Polabian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *otьcь, from Proto-Indo-European *átta.

Noun[edit]

aita

  1. father

Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aita.

Noun[edit]

aita (genitive aďďaa, partitive [please provide])

  1. garden

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "aita" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat