into

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See also: Into, INTO, intő, -into, and in-to

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English in-to, from Old English intō, equivalent to in +‎ to. Cognate with Scots intae.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (stressed)
  • (unstressed, before consonants) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.tə/
  • (unstressed, before vowels) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.tʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: (unstressed, before consonants) -ɪntə
  • Hyphenation: in‧to

Preposition[edit]

into

  1. To or towards the inside of.
    Mary danced into the house.
    Pour the wine into the decanter.
    The nomads shave intricate designs into their camels' fur.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC, page 2:
      He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1-0 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport:
      This time Cudicini was left helpless when Natcho stepped up to expertly curl the ball into the top corner.
  2. To or towards the region of.
    We left the house and walked into the street.
    The eagle flew off into the wide blue sky.
  3. Against, especially with force or violence.
    The car crashed into the tree.
    I wasn't careful, and walked into a wall.
  4. Indicates transition into another form or substance.
    I carved the piece of driftwood into a sculpture of a whale.
    Right before our eyes, Jake turned into a wolf!
    • 2002, Matt Cyr, Something to Teach Me: Journal of an American in the Mountains of Haiti, Educa Vision, Inc., →ISBN, page 25:
      His English is still in its beginning stages, like my Creole, but he was able to translate some Creole songs that he's written into English—not the best English, but English nonetheless.
  5. Indicates division or the creation of subgroups or sections.
    A cow's stomach is divided into four chambers.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30:
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.
  6. After the start of.
    About 20 minutes into the flight, the pilot reported a fire on board.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XIII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      " [] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably." And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.
  7. (colloquial) Interested in or attracted to.
    She's really into Shakespeare right now.
    My date for tonight has black hair, and I'm into that.
    • 2021 August 13, Gayle, Sara Davis, David Pittenger, “abcdefu”, in A Study of the Human Experience Volume One[1], performed by Gayle:
      I was into you, but I'm over it now / And I was trying to be nice / But nothing's getting through, so let me spell it out []
  8. (mathematics) Expressing the operation of division, with the denominator given first. Usually with "goes".
    Three into two won't go.
    24 goes into 48 how many times?
  9. (Britain, archaic, India, mathematics) Expressing the operation of multiplication.[1]
    Five into three is fifteen.
  10. Investigating the subject (of).
    There have been calls for research into the pesticides that are blamed for the decline in bee populations.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ into”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  • Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "Bounded landmarks", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal inta, from Proto-Finnic *inta (compare Estonian ind, Livonian ind), probably borrowed from Proto-Germanic [Term?] (compare Old Swedish inna (achievement, accomplishment)).

Alternatively, a Uralic origin has been proposed. Compare Komi-Zyrian ӧд (öd, speed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈinto/, [ˈin̪t̪o̞]
  • Rhymes: -into
  • Syllabification(key): in‧to

Noun[edit]

into

  1. eagerness, enthusiasm
    odottaa innolla (+ partitive) = to look forward to
  2. passion, fervour/fervor, ardour/ardor
  3. zeal, fanaticism

Usage notes[edit]

  • "for X" = the illative, allative (general) or translative case (to emphasize the purpose or goal), "to (verb)" = the first infinitive (general) or the translative case of the -minen noun (to emphasize the purpose or goal).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of into (Kotus type 1*J/valo, nt-nn gradation)
nominative into innot
genitive innon intojen
partitive intoa intoja
illative intoon intoihin
singular plural
nominative into innot
accusative nom. into innot
gen. innon
genitive innon intojen
partitive intoa intoja
inessive innossa innoissa
elative innosta innoista
illative intoon intoihin
adessive innolla innoilla
ablative innolta innoilta
allative innolle innoille
essive intona intoina
translative innoksi innoiksi
abessive innotta innoitta
instructive innoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of into (Kotus type 1*J/valo, nt-nn gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative intoni intoni
accusative nom. intoni intoni
gen. intoni
genitive intoni intojeni
partitive intoani intojani
inessive innossani innoissani
elative innostani innoistani
illative intooni intoihini
adessive innollani innoillani
ablative innoltani innoiltani
allative innolleni innoilleni
essive intonani intoinani
translative innokseni innoikseni
abessive innottani innoittani
instructive
comitative intoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative intosi intosi
accusative nom. intosi intosi
gen. intosi
genitive intosi intojesi
partitive intoasi intojasi
inessive innossasi innoissasi
elative innostasi innoistasi
illative intoosi intoihisi
adessive innollasi innoillasi
ablative innoltasi innoiltasi
allative innollesi innoillesi
essive intonasi intoinasi
translative innoksesi innoiksesi
abessive innottasi innoittasi
instructive
comitative intoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative intomme intomme
accusative nom. intomme intomme
gen. intomme
genitive intomme intojemme
partitive intoamme intojamme
inessive innossamme innoissamme
elative innostamme innoistamme
illative intoomme intoihimme
adessive innollamme innoillamme
ablative innoltamme innoiltamme
allative innollemme innoillemme
essive intonamme intoinamme
translative innoksemme innoiksemme
abessive innottamme innoittamme
instructive
comitative intoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative intonne intonne
accusative nom. intonne intonne
gen. intonne
genitive intonne intojenne
partitive intoanne intojanne
inessive innossanne innoissanne
elative innostanne innoistanne
illative intoonne intoihinne
adessive innollanne innoillanne
ablative innoltanne innoiltanne
allative innollenne innoillenne
essive intonanne intoinanne
translative innoksenne innoiksenne
abessive innottanne innoittanne
instructive
comitative intoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative intonsa intonsa
accusative nom. intonsa intonsa
gen. intonsa
genitive intonsa intojensa
partitive intoaan
intoansa
intojaan
intojansa
inessive innossaan
innossansa
innoissaan
innoissansa
elative innostaan
innostansa
innoistaan
innoistansa
illative intoonsa intoihinsa
adessive innollaan
innollansa
innoillaan
innoillansa
ablative innoltaan
innoltansa
innoiltaan
innoiltansa
allative innolleen
innollensa
innoilleen
innoillensa
essive intonaan
intonansa
intoinaan
intoinansa
translative innokseen
innoksensa
innoikseen
innoiksensa
abessive innottaan
innottansa
innoittaan
innoittansa
instructive
comitative intoineen
intoinensa

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Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Ligurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of inte (in) + o m sg (the, definite article).

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

into

  1. in the (+ a masculine name in the singular)
    • 1984, “Sinàn Capudàn Pascià”, in Fabrizio De André (lyrics), Mauro Pagani (music), Crêuza de mä [Muletrack by the sea], performed by Fabrizio De André:
      Into mêzo do mâ gh'è 'n péscio tondo / che, quando o vedde e brutte, o va 'nscio fondo
      In the middle of the sea is a round fish, that goes to the bottom when things turn ugly

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Middle English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

into

  1. Alternative spelling of in-to

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin intus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

into

  1. in (surrounded by)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in +‎

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

intō

  1. into

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: in-to, into, inne to, jn to, jne to, inte
    • English: into
    • Scots: intae

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Noun[edit]

întó class 9 (plural ízintó class 10)

  1. thing

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Xhosa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

íntó class 9 (plural ízintó class 10)

  1. thing

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Yemsa[edit]

Noun[edit]

into

  1. mother

References[edit]

  • David Appleyard, Beja as a Cushitic language, in Egyptian and Semito-Hamitic (Afro-Asiatic) Studies: In Memoriam W. Vycichl (Yem into "mother")

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ -tha (to name, to choose) +‎ -o. Compare with a similar derivation in Swahili jambo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

întó class 9 (plural ízintó class 10)

  1. thing

Inflection[edit]

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form into izinto
Locative entweni ezintweni
Singular Plural
Full form into izinto
Simple form nto zinto
Locative entweni ezintweni
Copulative yinto yizinto
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wento owento wezinto owezinto
Class 2 bento abento bezinto abezinto
Class 3 wento owento wezinto owezinto
Class 4 yento eyento yezinto eyezinto
Class 5 lento elento lezinto elezinto
Class 6 ento awento ezinto awezinto
Class 7 sento esento sezinto esezinto
Class 8 zento ezento zezinto ezezinto
Class 9 yento eyento yezinto eyezinto
Class 10 zento ezento zezinto ezezinto
Class 11 lwento olwento lwezinto olwezinto
Class 14 bento obento bezinto obezinto
Class 15 kwento okwento kwezinto okwezinto
Class 17 kwento okwento kwezinto okwezinto

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