mitten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English myten, mitaine, from Old French mitan, miton, mitaine (mitten, literally half-glove) (Modern French mitaine), from Frankish *mitamo, *mittamo (half), superlative of *mitti (midpoint), from Proto-Germanic *midjô, *midją (middle, center), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰy- (between, in the middle, center). Cognate with Old High German mittamo, metemo (half, in the middle), Old Dutch medemest (midmost), Old English medeme (middling, average, median, literally midmost, in the middle). More at mid, middle.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Translations[edit]


German[edit]

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.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mitten

  1. definite singular of mitt