aita

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See also: aitā, Aita, and aită

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic nursery-word, attested since the 15th century; compare Proto-Indo-European *átta (father), Proto-Uralic *attɜ (father, grandfather), Proto-Kartvelian *ded- (mother).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ai.ta/, [ai̯.t̪a], [a.ca]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

aita anim

  1. father
    Nire aitaren etxea / defendituko dut.
    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 Livvi aidu, Estonian aed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯tɑ/, [ˈɑi̯t̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑitɑ
  • Syllabification: ai‧ta

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
Possessive forms of aita (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person aitani aitamme
2nd person aitasi aitanne
3rd person aitansa

Derived terms[edit]

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

aita

  1. fence

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

aita

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

Kavalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kita.

Pronoun[edit]

aita

  1. we (inclusive of the person spoken to)

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 common source of words for “sheep” (cf. Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian баран (baran), a borrowing from Proto-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- < *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.

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “aita”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Basque aita.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaita/, [ˈai̯t̪a]

Noun[edit]

aita m (plural aitas)

  1. (Spain, Basque Country, Navarre) dad

Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aita.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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