hiti

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hiti, from Proto-Germanic *haitį̄ (heat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiti m (genitive singular hita, uncountable)

  1. heat, warmth
  2. fever
  3. (meteorology) temperature

Declension[edit]

m1s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hiti hitin
Accusative hita hitan
Dative hita hitanum
Genitive hita hitans

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hiti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiti m (genitive singular hita, nominative plural hitar)

  1. heat
  2. fever
  3. (meteorology) temperature

Declension[edit]

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records hiti as an equivalent of English hyæna in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba mbiti and Swahili fisi together with pisi as its equivalents.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ŋgoko class which includes ngũkũ, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), ihĩtia (pl. mahĩtia), kĩng'ang'i, maitũ (my mother), mbogo, mũkanda, mũthĩgi, nduka, ngingo, rũthanju, Wambũgũ (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

hiti class 9/10 (plural hiti)

  1. hyena, especially spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)[4]

Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 32–33. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  3. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  4. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan (1977). East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume III Part A (Carnivores), p. 260. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. →ISBN
  • “hiti” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiti m

  1. heat

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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