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Etymology 1

Old English pytt

Noun

Singular
pit

Plural
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  1. A hole in the ground.
  2. A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip (Eng.) inside a fruit.
  3. A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
  4. Area at the auto racetrack used for refueling and repairing the cars during a race
  5. (music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
  6. A mine
  7. (archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
  8. A trading pit.
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Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch pit

Verb

Infinitive
to pit

Third person singular
pit

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to pit (third-person singular simple present pit, present participle t, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To bring into opposition, as in "to pit one's wits against someone".
  2. (transitive) To make pits in.
    Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
  3. (transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
    One must pit a peach to make it ready for a pie.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
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Catalan

Etymology

Latin pectus. Compare Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept, Spanish pecho

Noun

pit m.

  1. breast

Dutch

Noun

pit

  1. A seed inside a fruit.
  2. Spirit
    • 'Hij heeft pit' : He has something going for him.

Pronunciation


Irish

Noun

pit f.

  1. vulva

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pit piteanna
Vocative a phit a phiteanna
Genitive pite piteanna
Dative pit piteanna

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an phit na piteanna
Genitive na pite na bpiteanna
Dative leis an bpit

don phit

leis na piteanna


Scots

Pronunciation

Verb

tae pit (third-person singular simple present pits, present participle pittin, simple past pit, past participle pit)

Infinitive
tae pit

Third person singular
pits

Simple past
pit

Past participle
pit

Present participle
pittin

  1. (South Scots) to put

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Scottish Gaelic

Noun

pit f., gen pite, pl pitean

  1. The female external genitalia, the vulva.
  2. (vulgar) cunt, pussy

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