mitten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English myteyne, from Old French mitaine (Modern French mitaine), of unclear origin; possibly from mite, miste (playful name for cat) + -aine. Alternatively, mitaine may be from Old High German mittamo (half), superlative of mitti (midpoint), from Proto-Germanic *midjô, *midją (middle, center), from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between, in the middle, center). Compare Catalan mitana, Medieval Latin mitta, mitana, and Occitan mitana.

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Noun[edit]

mitten (plural mittens)

  1. A type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers, which are either enclosed in a single section or left uncovered.
  2. A cat's or dog's paw that is a different colour from the main body.
    Synonym: sock
  3. (colloquial, dated, as "the mitten") A romantic rejection; dismissal of a lover.
    to give someone the mitten; to get the mitten
  4. (slang, chiefly in the plural) A boxing glove.

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Verb[edit]

mitten (third-person singular simple present mittens, present participle mittening, simple past and past participle mittened)

  1. (transitive) To dress in mittens; to put a mitten on.

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German[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

mitten

  1. In the middle.
    Mitten auf der Straße lag ein toter Hund.
    In the middle of the street lay a dead dog.

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Further reading[edit]

  • mitten” in Duden online
  • mitten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mitten

  1. definite singular of mitt.