dit

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dĭt, IPA(key): /dɪt/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ditten, dütten, from Old English dyttan (to stop up, close), from Proto-Germanic *duttijaną, from *duttaz (wisp), akin to Icelandic ditta. Related to Old English dott (dot, point). More at dot.

Verb[edit]

dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditting, simple past and past participle ditted)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) To stop up; block (an opening); close (compare Scots dit).
  2. (obsolete) To close up.
    • 1599', James VI and I, Basilikon Doron
      that I would haue thought my sincere plainnesse in that first part vpon that subiect, should haue ditted the mouth of the most enuious Momus
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of dite.

Noun[edit]

dit (plural dits)

  1. (obsolete, rare) A ditty, a little melody.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing; / No song but did containe a louely dit: / Trees, braunches, birds, and songs were framed fit [...].
  2. (obsolete) A word; a decree.

Etymology 3[edit]

Imitative.

Noun[edit]

dit (plural dits)

  1. The spoken representation of a dot in radio and telegraph Morse code.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

dit (plural dits)

  1. (information theory) decimal digit

Etymology 5[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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From French dit (called). Doublet of ditto.

Adjective[edit]

dit (not comparable)

  1. (Canada, obsolete) Indicator of a declared surname originating from Canadian French.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 'it (Cape Afrikaans)

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch dit (this), from Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit (possessive sy)

  1. it, this, that (subject and object)
    1. referring to the context
      Dit lyk baie moeilik.
      It seems very difficult.
    2. referring to something seen or heard in the real world
      Dit is ’n huis.This is a house.
    3. referring to non-personal singular nouns
      Sy het my die boek gegee, maar ek het dit nog nie gelees nie.
      She gave me the book, but I haven’t read it yet.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Dit is is commonly contracted to dis, both in speech and writing: Dis 'n huis.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (referring to something seen or heard): hierdie; daardie (both more demonstrative)
  • (referring to non-personal singulars): hy, hom

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin de-inter.

Preposition[edit]

dit

  1. from

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Breton[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit

  1. second-person singular of da

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Latin digitus.

Noun[edit]

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger, toe
  2. fingerbreadth
    tres o quatre dits d'ample
    three or four finger(breadth)s wide

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Latin dictus.

Verb[edit]

dit m (feminine dida, masculine plural dits, feminine plural dides)

  1. past participle of dir

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Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit (common din, plural dine)

  1. (possessive) neuter singular of din

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit. Cognate with German dies.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dit

  1. this (neuter); referring to a thing or a person closer by.
    dit huis
    this house
    dit kind
    this child

Inflection[edit]

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze deze dit deze
Distal die die dat die
Possessive diens dier diens dier


Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit n

  1. (demonstrative) this, this here
    Wat is dit?
    What is this?

Usage notes[edit]

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart hier. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French dit, from Latin dictus.

Verb[edit]

dit m (feminine singular dite, masculine plural dits, feminine plural dites)

  1. past participle of dire
    Il a dit son nom.He said his name.
  2. (in names) Indicating a surname used as a family name.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin dīcit, third-person singular present active indicative of dīcō.

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dire
    « Je m'appelle Paul, » dit-il.“My name is Paul,” he says.
  2. third-person singular past historic of dire

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dictus, dictum.

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. past participle of

Adjective[edit]

dit

  1. said

Noun[edit]

dit m (plural dits)

  1. saying, maxim

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit

  1. (colloquial, dialectal, north-eastern Germany, including Berlin) Synonym of das
    Kann man dit irgendwie ändern?
    Can this be changed somehow?
    Wie oft muss ick ’n dir dit noch sagen?
    How many times do I have to tell you this?

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dit

  1. (law enforcement) Clipping of direktorat (directorate).

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dire (to tell), compare Haitian Creole di.

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. to tell

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dit n

  1. this

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

dit

  1. this

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner[edit]

dit

  1. neuter nominative/accusative singular of dese

Further reading[edit]

  • dit”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “dit”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

North Frisian[edit]

Article[edit]

dit

  1. (Sylt) the (definite article for singular neuter nouns)

See also[edit]

  • di (Sylt; common gender singular)
  • dåt (Mooring; neuter gender singular)

Norwegian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dit

  1. to that place; thither

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin dictum.

Noun[edit]

dit m (oblique plural diz or ditz, nominative singular diz or ditz, nominative plural dit)

  1. word
  2. story; tale
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin dictus.

Verb[edit]

dit

  1. past participle of dire
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire
Descendants[edit]
  • French: dit

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Scots ditt or dyt, from Old English dyttan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dit (third-person singular present dits, present participle ditin, past ditt, past participle ditt)

  1. to close (especially of a door or mouth)
  2. to block or stop up (of an opening)
  3. to obstruct, especially from view
  4. to darken or dim (in the sense of obscuring light)
  5. of the sun: to sink or to be obscured by clouds

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish þit, from Old Norse þít, according to SAOB likely from þí + at. þí is in turn an old locative, possibly related to Gothic 𐌸𐌴𐌹 (þei), and more distantly to Ancient Greek τεῖ (teî) in τεῖδε (teîde, thither). Equivalent to ty + åt

Adverb[edit]

dit (not comparable)

  1. there; to that place; that way, in that direction; thither
    Jag har aldrig varit i London, men jag ska dit snart.I've never been to London, but I will get there soon.

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West Frisian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

dit

  1. neuter singular of dizze