[get-uh; Japanese ge-tah]
- a traditional Japanese wooden clog that is worn outdoors, with a thong that passes between the first two toes and with two transverse supports on the bottom of the sole.
Origin of geta
1880–85; < Japanese, perhaps by ellipsis from shita-geta, equivalent to shita below, under + -geta, combining form of keta slat, lath; or ge (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese xià below) + Japanese (i)ta board
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Examples from the Web for geta
She helped Geta to escape: they have both taken refuge in the Temple of Theseus.
She had observed that Geta and Milza appeared much confused when she spoke to them.
As she spoke, Geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.
Geta dared trust no one but me to carry a message to Clinias.
"In all Geta's troubles, he thinks more of you than he does of himself," said she.