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3 letters words from 'eta'

ATE 3EAT 3
ETA 3TAE 3
TEA 3 

2 letters words from 'eta'

AE 2AT 2
EA 2ET 2
TA 2TE 2

All 3 letters words made out of eta

eta tea eat aet tae ate

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word eta. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in eta.

Definitions and meaning of eta

eta

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, Commonwealth) enPR: ēʹtə, IPA(key): /ˈiːtə/
  • (US) enPR: āʹtə, IPA(key): /ˈeɪtə/
  • Rhymes: -iːtə, -eɪtə

Noun

eta (plural etas)

  1. The seventh letter of the Modern Greek alphabet, the eighth in Old Greek.
  2. (physics) A kind of electrically neutral meson having zero spin and isospin.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Japanese 穢多 (full of filth) (literal translation, now considered derogatory in Japan).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: āʹtə, IPA(key): /ˈeɪtə/

Noun

eta (plural etas or eta)

  1. A social outcast in Japan who is subjected to menial work, making up a class or caste of such people.

Anagrams

  • -ate, AET, Até, Atë, TEA, Tea, a.e.t., aet, ate, eat, tea, æt.

Basque

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /e.ta/

Etymology 1

Unknown, perhaps from Latin et (and). Unrelated to the suffix -eta.

Alternative forms

  • ta (see usage notes)

Conjunction

eta

  1. and
  2. (mathematics) plus, and
  3. upon, after
  4. (Southern) since, because
Usage notes

In the spoken language, the form ta is often used, specially (but not exclusively) after words ending in vowels. In formal, written language, eta is the only standard form.

Etymology 2

Noun

eta inan

  1. eta (Greek letter)
Declension

References

Further reading

  • eta in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • eta in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.tə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.ta/

Noun

eta f (plural etes)

  1. eta; the Greek letter Η (lowercase η).

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Adjective

eta (accusative singular etan, plural etaj, accusative plural etajn)

  1. small, little, tiny, minuscule, slight (see -et-)

Antonyms

  • ega

Derived terms

  • etanima (petty)
  • ete (slightly)

Faroese

Etymology 1

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Verb

eta (third person singular past indicative át, third person plural past indicative ótu, supine etið)

  1. to eat
Conjugation

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

Noun

eta n (genitive singular eta, plural etu)

  1. eta (letter of the Greek alphabet)
Declension

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French état, from Old French estat, from Latin status.

Noun

eta

  1. state

Related terms

  • Etazini
  • Ozetazini

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛːta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːta

Etymology 1

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-.

Alternative forms

  • éta (more common)

Verb

eta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative át, third-person plural past indicative átu, supine etið)

  1. to eat

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta).

Noun

eta f (genitive singular etu, nominative plural etur) or eta n (genitive singular eta, nominative plural etu)

  1. eta (letter of the Greek alphabet)
Declension

or


Italian

Noun

eta m or f (invariable)

  1. eta (Greek letter)

Japanese

Romanization

eta

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えた

Laboya

Verb

eta

  1. to see

References

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011) , “eta”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 17

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • ete

Etymology

From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-. Akin to English eat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²eːtɑ/ (example of pronunciation)

Verb

eta (present tense et, past tense åt, past participle ete, passive infinitive etast, present participle etande, imperative et)

  1. to eat

References

  • “eta” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Ojibwe

Adverb

eta

  1. only, just
    Bezhig eta ogii-ni-maajiinaan ini akikoon awe naadaabowed.
    The person going after water only took one pail.

Related terms

  • giineta
  • giinetawaa
  • giinetawind
  • niineta
  • niinetawind
  • wiineta
  • wiinetawaa

References

  • The Ojibwe People's Dictionary https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/main-entry/eta-adv-deg

Old Norse

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *etǭ.

Alternative forms

  • jata

Noun

eta f (genitive etu)

  1. crib, manger
  2. (plural only) cancer
Declension
Descendants
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ete

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *etaną, akin to Old English etan ( > English eat), Old Saxon etan, Old High German ezzan (> German essen), Gothic 𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (itan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-. Non-Germanic cognates include Latin edō, Ancient Greek ἔδω (édō), Lithuanian ėsti, Old Church Slavonic ꙗсти (jasti), Sanskrit अत्ति (átti), Old Armenian ուտեմ (utem), Hittite 𒂊𒀉𒈪 (e-id-mi).

Verb

eta (singular past indicative át, plural past indicative átu, past participle etinn)

  1. to eat
Conjugation
Descendants

References

  • eta in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pali

Alternative forms

Adjective

eta

  1. this

Declension

Usage notes

The case form etad is only used before vowels and as the prefixed combining form.

Derived terms

  • (pronoun) etā

Pronoun

eta m

  1. this one

Declension

Pronoun

eta n

  1. this one

Declension

Usage notes

The case form etad is only used before vowels and as the prefixed combining form.

References

Pali Text Society, editor (1921-1925) , “etad”, in Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead


Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • eita (Brazil)

Interjection

eta

  1. expresses surprise

Sotho

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gèndia, causative form of Proto-Bantu *-gènda.

Verb

eta

  1. to walk
  2. to go

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeta/, [ˈet̪a]

Noun

eta f (plural etas)

  1. eta; the Greek letter Η, η

Westrobothnian

Verb

eta

  1. Alternative form of ita

Conjugation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Greek letter.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)