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Definitions of eta

eta1  (ˈiːtə

Definitions

noun

  1. the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet (Η, η), a long vowel sound, transliterated as e or ē

Word Origin

Greek, of Phoenician origin; compare Hebrew heth

eta2  (ˈeɪtə

Definitions

noun

Word forms:   plural eta etas
  1. (in Japan, formerly) a member of a class of outcasts who did menial and dirty tasks

Word Origin

C19: Japanese

ETA1

Definitions

abbreviation for

  1. estimated time of arrival

ETA2  (ˈɛtə

Definitions

noun acronym for

  1. Euskadi ta Askatsuna: an organization of militant Basque nationalists attempting to gain independence for the Basques, esp those ruled by Spain, by means of guerrilla warfare

Word Origin

Basque, literally: Basque Nation and Liberty

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