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[get-uh; Japanese ge-tah] /ˈgɛt ə; Japanese ˈgɛ tɑ/
noun, plural geta, getas.
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 Unabridged
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  • geta had all sorts of meat served up to him in alphabetical order.

  • She had observed that geta and Milza appeared much confused when she spoke to them.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Remorse, however, fastened upon Caracalla, and the shade of geta haunted him wherever he went.

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • As she spoke, geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • But no pains are spared by the geta makers in choosing fine woods and pretty cords.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • She helped geta to escape: they have both taken refuge in the Temple of Theseus.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Julia Domna, a native of Syria, offered him this dowry, and she became the mother of geta.

    The Caesars Thomas de Quincey
  • "In all geta's troubles, he thinks more of you than he does of himself," said she.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • This is the history of geta and Caracalla, and a very disagreeable one it is, but certainly not the plot of a play.

  • Cleonica, attended by geta and Milza, travelled under the same protection.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child

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