sorta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Written form of a reduction of sort of.

Adverb[edit]

sorta ‎(not comparable)

  1. (informal) Sort of; somewhat; not quite.
    The portraits on the wall aren't so useful, just sorta cool to have around
    • 1912, Caspar Whitney, Albert Britt, Outing: Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction, Volume 60, page 680,
      'Webb,' he says sorta sorrowful like, 'it looks like a howlin' shame to have a bang-up American girl hooked up to a money-grubbin' member of the British nobility. [] '
    • 1993 July, Sort of a Hero, in Boys' Life, page 34,
      In fact the whole thing sorta backfired on old Chuck — and on me and Pete too. Instead of laughing about it, most people thought it was pretty crummy.

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Contraction[edit]

sorta ‎(plural sortsa)

  1. (colloquial) sort of.
    There's gotta be some sorta explanation.
    • 2001, Lawrence A. Wenzel, The Sandcastle at High Tide, page 97,
      He glanced at her then back at me. "What sorta research?"
      "Well, war correspondent might not be too far off," I said.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sorta f ‎(plural sorte)

  1. sort, type, kind

Verb[edit]

sorta

  1. Feminine singular past participle of sorgere.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sȏrta f ‎(Cyrillic spelling со̑рта)

  1. sort, kind

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Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

sorta

  1. to bring down, to knock down
  2. to cut down, to chop down, to fell
  3. to drop (by accident)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection
1st infinitive sorta
present indic. sordab
past indic. sordi
present
indicative
past
indicative
imperative
1st singular sordan sordin
2nd singular sordad sordid sorda
3rd singular sordab sordi  ?
1st plural sordam sordim sorkam
2nd plural sordat sordit sorkat
3rd plural sortas
sordaba
sordiba  ?
sing. conneg.1 sorda sordand sorda
plur. conneg. sorkoi sornugoi sorkoi
present
conditional
past
conditional
potential
1st singular sordaižin sornuižin sornen
2nd singular sordaižid sornuižid sorned
3rd singular sordaiži sornuiži sorneb
1st plural sordaižim sornuižim sornem
2nd plural sordaižit sornuižit sornet
3rd plural sordaižiba sornuižiba sorneba
connegative sordaiži sornuiži sorne
non-finite forms
1st infinitive sorta
2nd infinitive 3rd infinitive
inessive sortes inessive sormas
instructive sorten illative sormaha
participles elative sormaspäi
present active sordai adessive sormal
past active sornu abessive sormat
past passive sortud

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