atta

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See also: Atta, attá, átta, attā, åtta, and attą̊

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Contraction[edit]

atta

  1. that's the; that's a
Usage notes[edit]

Used only in expressions like atta boy and atta girl.

Derived terms[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi आटा (āṭā, flour, farina, dough).

Noun[edit]

atta (countable and uncountable, plural attas)

  1. (India) A type of wholegrain flour from the Indian subcontinent.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 7:
      Kabutri, in the meanwhile, had kneaded some atta and rolled out a few real rotis.
    • 2020, Shruti Swamy, A House Is a Body: Stories, Algonquin Books.
      The little bits of atta on her hands turned the water a milky white and that was all she could offer to her children’s hunger.

Anagrams[edit]


Akkadian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʔanta m (thou). Cognate with Arabic أَنْتَ(ʾanta) and Biblical Hebrew אַתָּה(ʾattấ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

atta

  1. you, thou (second-person masculine singular personal pronoun, nominative case)
    𒀀𒈾𒆪 𒅇 𒀜𒋫
    a-na-ku u₃ at-ta
    /anāku u atta/
    you and I
    (literally, “I and you”)
Cuneiform spellings
Phonetic

See also[edit]

Akkadian personal pronouns¹
Independent forms Pronominal Suffixes
Nominative Oblique² Dative Predicative³ Possessive⁴ Accusative⁵ Dative⁵
Singular 1st anāku yâti yâšim, ayyâšim -āku , -ya -anni, -nni, -ninni -am, -m, -nim
2nd m atta kâta kâšim, kâšum -āta -ka -ka -kum
f atti kâti kâšim -āti -ki -ki -kim
3rd m šū šuāti, šuātu, šâti šuāšim, šâšim - -šu -šu -šum
f šī šuāti, šâti šuāšim, šâšim -at -ša -ši -šim
Plural 1st nīnu niāti niāšim -ānu -ni -niāti -niāšim
2nd m attunu kunūti kunūšim -ātina -kunu -kunūti -kunūšim
f attina kināti kināšim -ātunu -kina -kināti -kināšim
3rd m šunu šunūti šunūšim -šunu -šunūti -šunūšim
f šina šināti šināšim -šina -šināti -šināšim
1. This table gives Old Babylonian inflection.
2. Used to express the Accusative and Genitive case.
3. Used exclusively on adjectives to form the predicative construction.
4. Used on nouns and prepositions.
5. Used on verbs. Always follows the Ventive.
6. Still unattested form.

Chickasaw[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Choctaw atta

Verb[edit]

atta (active)

  1. (intransitive) to be born
  2. (transitive) to live in (a location)

Inflection[edit]


Choctaw[edit]

Verb[edit]

atta

  1. to live

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

atta

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐍄𐍄𐌰

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

atta

  1. feminine singular of atto

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *átta (father). Cognates include Hittite 𒀜𒋫𒀸 (attas), Gothic 𐌰𐍄𐍄𐌰 (atta), Old Church Slavonic отьць (otĭcĭ) and Ancient Greek ἄττα (átta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atta m (genitive attae); first declension

  1. father (term of respect for an old man)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative atta attae
Genitive attae attārum
Dative attae attīs
Accusative attam attās
Ablative attā attīs
Vocative atta attae

Descendants[edit]

  • Sicilian: tatà
  • Neapolitan: tatà (archaic)

References[edit]

  • atta in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • atta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • atta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • atta in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-West Germanic *attō (father).

Noun[edit]

atta m[1]

  1. father

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Richthofen, Karl (1840), “atha, atta, ettha”, in Altfriesisches Wörterbuch [Old Frisian Dictionary] (in German), Dieterich Göttingen, page 613

Old Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse átta, from Proto-Germanic *ahtōu, from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw.

Numeral[edit]

ātta

  1. eight

Descendants[edit]


Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

atta

  1. vocative singular of attan

Sicilian[edit]

Noun[edit]

atta f

  1. Alternative form of gatta

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

atta

  1. singular locative of at

Yagara[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

atta

  1. I

References[edit]