heita

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See also: Heita and heitä

English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

heita

  1. (South Africa, informal) hello; hi
    • 2008, Ben Trovato, Ben Trovato's Art of Survival (page 51)
      I can hear the conversation: "Heita, bra. Let's go. We don't need bullets."

Anagrams[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heita (to heat).

Verb[edit]

heita

  1. to heat
Conjugation[edit]
Conjugation of heita (group v-30-2)
infinitive heita
supine heitað/
heitt
participle heitandi heitaður/
heittur
present past
first singular heiti heitaði/
heitti
second singular heitar/
heitir
heitaði/
heitti
third singular heitar/
heitir
heitaði/
heitti
plural heita heitaðu/
heittu
imperative
singular heita/
heit!
plural heitið!
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse heita (to call).

Verb[edit]

heita

  1. (kvæði) to beg, to ask
  2. (biblical) to promise
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

heita

  1. (archaic, poetic) to call
Synonyms[edit]

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

heita (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative hét, third-person plural past indicative hétu, supine heitið)

  1. to be called, to be named
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
    Ég heiti Baldur.
    My name is Baldur.
  2. to promise
    Ég heiti þér því.
    I promise it to you.

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to be called, to be named): nefnast
  • (to promise): lofa

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • heite (e and split infinitives)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

heita (present tense heiter, past tense heitte or het, past participle heitt, present participle heitande, imperative heit)

  1. (intransitive) to be called or named; have a name
    Kva heiter du?
    What is your name?

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to or derived from the adjective heit (hot, warm). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *haitaz.

Verb[edit]

heita (present tense heitar, past tense heita, past participle heita, passive infinitive heitast, present participle heitande, imperative heita/heit)

  1. (transitive) to heat

Etymology 3[edit]

Partly from Old Norse heita (to promise) and partly from Old Norse hóta (to threaten).

Verb[edit]

heita (present tense heitar, past tense heita, past participle heita, passive infinitive heitast, present participle heitande, imperative heita/heit)

  1. (transitive) to threaten, scare

Etymology 4[edit]

From heit and heita.

Noun[edit]

heita f (definite singular heita, indefinite plural heiter or heitor, definite plural heitene or heitone)

  1. (pre-2012 or dialectal) alternative form of heite (heat)

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haitaną, from Proto-Indo-European *key(w)-, *kyew- (to set in motion). Cognate with Old English hātan, Old Saxon hētan, Old High German heizzan, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (haitan).

Verb[edit]

heita (singular past indicative hét, plural past indicative hétu, past participle heitinn)

  1. (intransitive) to be called, to be named
    Ek heiti Ásgerðr.My name is Ásgerðr.
  2. (transitive, with dative) to promise

Conjugation[edit]

In the sense of being called something, bearing a particular name, the inflectional endings in the present tense singular indicative, follow a weak inflection pattern, and not the strong one; so that it is Ek heiti Anna, and not Ek heit Anna.

For all other senses of the word, all inflectional endings are as expected.

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: heita
  • Faroese: eita, heita
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: heita
  • Old Swedish: hēta
  • Old Danish: hetæ
  • Old Gutnish: haita

References[edit]

  • heita”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Veps[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

heita

  1. abessive of