Etymology 1From French, from Latin
- past of eat
- 1896: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Tom Sawyer, Detective
- Well, the man was astonished, of course; and first off he looked like he didn't know whether to be scared, or glad, or both, or which, but finally he settled down to being glad; and then his color come back, though at first his face had turned pretty white. So we got to talking together while he et his breakfast.
- 1907: O. Henry Seats of the Haughty http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Seats_of_the_Haughty
- "'Boss,' says the cabby, 'I et a steak in that restaurant once. If you're real hungry, I advise you to try the saddle-shops first.'
- 1919: Bess Streeter Aldrich, ''A
Long-Distance Call From Jim''
- "Well, I don't care if he does! I can remember the time when he et a good old-fashioned supper. And it's awful silly to call it dinner. 'Breakfast, dinner and supper, created He them.' I believe I could find them very words in the Bible if I set out to hunt."
- 18 February 1946: Life magazine
- It must have been somethin’ I et!
- 1896: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Tom Sawyer, Detective http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=638956722&textreg=2&query=+he+et&id=TwaDete
- Hyphenation: et
- The negative verb is used with the connegative form of the main verb. That form is identical to the second-person singular imperative in the indicative present. The potential mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -ne-, and the conditional mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -isi-. In the indicative past, conditional past and potential past, the active past participle singular (ending -ut/-yt) is used. The connegative form of the main verb is always used without the personal suffix.
- Usage of et:
- Sinä näkisit. (You would see.) -> Sinä et näkisi. (You would not see.)
- Sinä olisit nähnyt. (You would have seen.) -> Sinä et olisi nähnyt. (You would not have seen.)
- Sinä nähnet. (You probably see.) -> Sinä et nähne. (You probably do not see.)
- Sinä lienet nähnyt. (You have probably seen.) -> Sinä et liene nähnyt. (You have probably not seen.)
- The negative verb has no infinitive form. The negative verb is the same with indicative, conditional and potential mood and, with those moods, it is conjugated only in person. (For the second-person singular of the negative verb in the imperative mood, see älä. An archaic optative mood has also a second-person singular form, ällös.)
Etymology 2Shortened form of että.
- In the context of "subordinating|colloquial|lang=fi": That.
- /e/, /e/ (the t is not pronounced)
- Rhymes: -e
- When used in pairs, et...et may function like English both...and
- an (indefinite article)
Et can also be a past-tense form of "eat" (used similarly to "ate") used in some parts of eastern and southern USA.
Et, et and ET may also refer to:
Places and geography
- ET, Ethiopian Airlines, IATA airline designator
- ET, the country code for Ethiopia
- et, the Internet country code top-level domain for Ethiopia
- et, ISO 639 alpha-2 language code for Estonian
- ET Canyon, a canyon near the continental divide in Gila National Forest in New Mexico that drains into the Mimbres River
- Eiffel Tower, a tower in Paris, France
- Eastern Time, both in standard and daylight time; three separate time zones use this name:
- Tundra climate, in Köppen climate classification
Science and engineering
- Effective temperature, a measurement for stars
- Elapsed time or end time, denotations in science experiments
- Electron transfer, the process by which an electron moves from one atom or molecule to another
- Electron tomography
- Engineering technology
- Enterostomal therapy
- Equal temperament, a musical temperament, or system of tuning
- Essential tremor, a neurological disorder characterized by shaking of hands
- Extra Testicle, the medical condition of having three testicles
- Ethyl group, a functional group in organic chemistry
- Evapotranspiration, the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration
- Exatesla, an SI unit of magnetic flux density
- Extraterrestrial life
- Space Shuttle external tank, a tank that contains the liquid hydrogen fuel and liquid oxygen oxidizer and supplies them under pressure to the three space shuttle main engines
- Essential thrombocythemia, a chronic blood disorder
- Emissions trading, a flexible mechanism of the Kyoto protocol
- Errol Thompson (commonly known as ET), a dub producer
- From the German word Einpresstiefe, translated as insertion depth, the offset of a wheel or rim measured in millimeters (this is a placeholder, see reference http://www.driverstechnology.co.uk/wheel-offset.htm)
- Electronics Technician, a rating in the United States Navy
- Entertainment Today, a TV programme shown on Fridays on GMTV
- Entertainment Tonight, a daily television entertainment news show
- Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory or Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, a series of shooters developed by Splash Damage for id Software
et in Czech: ET
et in German: ET
et in Modern Greek (1453-): ET
et in Spanish: E.T.
et in Esperanto: Et
et in French: ET
et in Korean: ET
et in Italian: ET
et in Latin: ET
et in Dutch: ET
et in Japanese: ET
et in Polish: E.T.
et in Portuguese: ET
et in Kölsch: ET (Watt ėßß datt?)
et in Russian: ET
et in Slovenian: ET
et in Finnish: ET
et in Swedish: ET