iets

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch iets.

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Pronoun[edit]

iets

  1. something

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch iet, from Middle Dutch iewet, a contraction of Old Dutch iowiht. The Middle Dutch word is formed out of the articles Old Dutch ie- meaning 'anything', and a second article corresponding with Middle Dutch wicht, 'creature', of which its original meaning likely has been 'thing'. Cognate with Limburgish get, Central Franconian jet, English aught.

In the word, the suffix -s has been shaped under influence of the older Old Dutch niets wherein -s is the ending of an old partitive genitive.

Pronoun[edit]

iets

  1. something
    Mag het iets meer zijn? : May it be something more?
    Mag het iets minder zijn? : May it be something less?
  2. anything
    Anders nog iets? : Anything else? (literally: anything other still?)

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Latvian[edit]

Participle[edit]

iets (def. ietais)

  1. gone; indefinite past passive participle of iet 
    ar mazo spēkstaciju atbalstu ir iets par tāluas for (lit. with) the support for small power plants (it) is gone too far
    atceries kādreiz takas, kas ietasremember sometime the paths that were gone (= gone by, traveled)

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