eita

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse heita, from Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

Verb[edit]

eita ‎(third person singular past indicative æt, third person plural past indicative itu, supine itið)
eita ‎(third person singular past indicative hæt, third person plural past indicative hitu, supine hitið) (Suðuroy)

  1. to be called, hight
  2. to be said
  3. to mean

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

name

it's said ... (medio-passive)

mean

  • ikki tað, sum eitur - purely nothing (nothing, that means something)
  • tað eitur einki, sum hon etur - it means nothing, what she eats (she eats almost nothing)
  • tað eitur fyri tað, at ... - this means, that ...

References[edit]

  • Jóhan Hendrik W. Poulsen, et al.: Føroysk orðabók. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag 1998. (examples taken from the entry eita)

Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

eita

  1. (Brazil) Alternative form of eta