ant

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English[edit]

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A group of ants.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ampte, amte, emete, amete, from Old English ǣmete (ant), from Proto-West Germanic *āmaitijā (literally biting-thing, cutter), from Proto-Germanic *ē- (off, away) + *maitaną (to cut), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂y- (to cut). Cognate with Scots emmot (ant), dialectal Dutch emt, empt (ant), German Ameise and Emse (ant). See also emmet.

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Noun[edit]

ant (plural ants)

  1. Any of various insects in the family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera, typically living in large colonies composed almost entirely of flightless females.
    • 2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, “Mexico gets a taste for eating insects [] ”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 32:
      The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters [] . But the priciest items in the market aren't the armadillo steaks or even the bluefin tuna. That would be the frozen chicatanas – giant winged ants – at around $500 a kilo.
  2. (Internet) A Web spider.

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Verb[edit]

ant (third-person singular simple present ants, present participle anting, simple past and past participle anted)

  1. (ornithology) To rub insects, especially ants, on one's body, perhaps to control parasites or clean feathers.
    • 1974, “Relationship of anting and sunbathing to molting in wild birds”, in The Auk[2], volume 91, page 538:
      Wild birds tend to ant and sunbathe most frequently during periods of high humidity, particularly right after heavy or prolonged rainfall in summer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joan Beal (2002) English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language[1], Oxford University Press, →ISBN, retrieved 27 April 2018, page 109

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

ant m

  1. furrow

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic لمط(lámṭ), presumably by misdivision.

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Noun[edit]

ant m (plural ants)

  1. elk, moose

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

ant

  1. oath

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[3], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Egyptian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ant

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of ꜥnt.

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French entre (between).

Preposition[edit]

ant

  1. between

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)[1][2][3]

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Preposition[edit]

añt (with genitive)

  1. on (Can we add an example for this sense?)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “ant”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 57
  2. ^ añt” in Hock et al., Altlitauisches etymologisches Wörterbuch 2.0 (online, 2020–); p. 35 in ALEW 1.1 (online, 2019).
  3. ^ ant”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012

Further reading[edit]

  • ant”, in Lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of the Lithuanian language], lkz.lt, 1941–2022
  • ant”, in Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of contemporary Lithuanian], ekalba.lt, 1954–2022
  • Vytautas Ambrazas (2006), “Prepositions with the genitive case”, in Lithuanian Grammar, 2nd revised edition, →ISBN, page 407

Meroitic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ant

  1. Romanization of 𐦠𐦩𐦴

Middle Welsh[edit]

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ant

  1. third-person plural present indicative of mynet

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ant

  1. past participle of ane
  2. past participle common of ane
  3. past participle neuter of ane

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

ant (third-person singular simple present ants, present participle antin, simple past antit, past participle antit)

  1. Shetland form of aint

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish آند(and), from Proto-Turkic *ānt (oath). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰦(nt), Azerbaijani and, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈant/
  • Hyphenation: ant

Noun[edit]

ant (definite accusative andı, plural antlar)

  1. oath

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Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative ant
Definite accusative andı
Singular Plural
Nominative ant antlar
Definite accusative andı antları
Dative anda antlara
Locative antta antlarda
Ablative anttan antlardan
Genitive andın antların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular andım antlarım
2nd singular andın antların
3rd singular andı antları
1st plural andımız antlarımız
2nd plural andınız antlarınız
3rd plural antları antları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular andımı antlarımı
2nd singular andını antlarını
3rd singular andını antlarını
1st plural andımızı antlarımızı
2nd plural andınızı antlarınızı
3rd plural antlarını antlarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular andıma antlarıma
2nd singular andına antlarına
3rd singular andına antlarına
1st plural andımıza antlarımıza
2nd plural andınıza antlarınıza
3rd plural antlarına antlarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular andımda antlarımda
2nd singular andında antlarında
3rd singular andında antlarında
1st plural andımızda antlarımızda
2nd plural andınızda antlarınızda
3rd plural antlarında antlarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular andımdan antlarımdan
2nd singular andından antlarından
3rd singular andından antlarından
1st plural andımızdan antlarımızdan
2nd plural andınızdan antlarınızdan
3rd plural antlarından antlarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular andımın antlarımın
2nd singular andının antlarının
3rd singular andının antlarının
1st plural andımızın antlarımızın
2nd plural andınızın antlarınızın
3rd plural antlarının antlarının

Turkmen[edit]

Noun[edit]

ant (definite accusative ?, plural ?)

  1. oath

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Vilamovian[edit]

ant

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Noun[edit]

ȧnt f (plural anta)

  1. duck