cete

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See also: cetè, ćete, četě, çete, and -cete

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

cete (plural cetes)

  1. (rare) A cetacean.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cete (plural cetes)

  1. (obsolete) A company of badgers.

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin cētē, plural form of cētos, alternative form of cētus, from Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos, any sea-monster or huge fish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃɛ.te/
  • Rhymes: -ɛte
  • Hyphenation: cè‧te

Noun[edit]

cete f (plural ceti)

  1. (obsolete) whale
    Synonym: balena

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • cete in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

cētē

  1. nominative/accusative plural of cētos

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cēte

  1. vocative singular of cētus

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ċēte f

  1. (Anglian) Alternative form of ċȳte

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cete

  1. plural of ceată

Tatar[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cete

  1. sharp