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Dit

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English ditten, dütten, from Old English dyttan ("to stop up, close"), from Proto-Germanic *duttijan?, from *duttaz ("wisp"), akin to Icelandic ditta. Related to Old English dott ("dot, point"). More at dot.

Verb

dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditting, simple past and past participle ditted)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) To stop up; block (an opening); close (compare Scots dit).
  2. (obsolete) To close up.
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Related terms

Etymology 2

Variant of dite.

Noun

dit (plural dits)

  1. (archaic, rare) A ditty, a little melody.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing; / No song but did containe a louely dit: / Trees, braunches, birds, and songs were framed fit [...].
  2. (obsolete) A word; a decree.

Etymology 3

Imitative.

Noun

dit (plural dits)

  1. The spoken representation of a dot in radio and telegraph Morse code.
Translations

See also

Etymology 4

Shortening.

Noun

dit (plural dits)

  1. (information theory) decimal digit

Etymology 5

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From French dit ("called")

Adjective

dit (not comparable)

  1. (Canada, obsolete) Indicator of a declared surname originating from Canadian French.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch dit ("this"), from Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

dit (possessive sy)

  1. it, this, that (subject and object)
    1. referring to the context
      Dit lyk baie moeilik.
      It seems very difficult.
    2. referring to something seen or heard in the real world
      Dit is 'n huis. - This is a house.
      Dit is huise. - These are houses.
    3. referring to non-personal singular nouns
      Sy het my die boek gegee, maar ek het dit nog nie gelees nie.
      She gave me the book, but I haven't read it yet.

Usage notes

  • Dit is is commonly contracted to dis, both in speech and writing: Dis 'n huis.

Synonyms

  • (referring to something seen or heard): hierdie; daardie (both more demonstrative)
  • (referring to non-personal singulars): hy, hom

Related terms

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Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin de-inter.

Preposition

dit

  1. from

Related terms


Breton

Pronoun

dit

  1. second-person singular of da

Catalan

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan, from Latin digitus.

Noun

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Etymology 2

From Old Occitan, from Latin dictus.

Verb

dit m (feminine dida, masculine plural dits, feminine plural dides)

  1. past participle of dir

Danish

Pronoun

dit (common din, plural dine)

  1. (possessive) neuter singular of din

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Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit. Cognate with German dies.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d?t/
  • (file)

Determiner

dit

  1. this (neuter); referring to a thing or a person closer by.
    dit huis
    this house
    dit kind
    this child

Inflection

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze deze dit deze
Distal die die dat die
Possessive diens dier diens dier


Derived terms

Pronoun

dit n

  1. (demonstrative) this, this here
    Wat is dit?
    What is this?

Usage notes

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart hier. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.


French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French dit, from Latin dictus.

Verb

dit m (feminine singular dite, masculine plural dits, feminine plural dites)

  1. past participle of dire
    Il a dit son nom. - He said his name.
  2. (in names) Indicating a surname used as a family name.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Latin d?cit, third-person singular present active indicative of d?c?.

Verb

dit

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dire
    « Je m'appelle Paul, » dit-il. - "My name is Paul," he says.
  2. third-person singular past historic of dire

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin dictus, dictum.

Verb

dit

  1. past participle of

Adjective

dit

  1. said

Noun

dit m (plural dits)

  1. saying, maxim

German

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Pronoun

dit

  1. (colloquial, dialectal, north-eastern Germany, including Berlin) Synonym of das
    Kann man dit irgendwie ändern?
    Can this be changed somehow?
    Wie oft muss ick 'n dir dit noch sagen?
    How many times do I have to tell you this?

Low German

Alternative forms

Pronoun

dit n

  1. this

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Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronoun

dit

  1. this

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

dit

  1. neuter nominative/accusative singular of dese

Further reading

  • "dit", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "dit", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN


North Frisian

Article

dit

  1. (Sylt) the (definite article for singular neuter nouns)

See also

  • di (Sylt; common gender singular)
  • dåt (Mooring; neuter gender singular)

Norwegian

Adverb

dit

  1. to that place; thither

Occitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin digitus.

Pronunciation

Noun

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin dictum.

Noun

dit m (oblique plural diz or ditz, nominative singular diz or ditz, nominative plural dit)

  1. word
  2. story; tale
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Latin dictus.

Verb

dit

  1. past participle of dire
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire
Descendants
  • French: dit

Scots

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Early Scots ditt or dyt, from Old English dyttan.

Pronunciation

Verb

dit (third-person singular present dits, present participle ditin, past ditt, past participle ditt)

  1. To close (especially of a door or mouth).
  2. To block or stop up (of an opening).
  3. To obstruct, especially from view.
  4. To darken or dim (in the sense of obscuring light).
  5. Of the sun: to sink or to be obscured by clouds.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adverb

dit (not comparable)

  1. there; to that place; that way, in that direction; thither
    Jag har aldrig varit i London, men jag ska dit snart. - I've never been to London, but I will get there soon.

See also

Anagrams


West Frisian

Determiner

dit

  1. neuter singular of dizze

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