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geta

[get-uh; Japanese ge-tah] /ˈgɛt ə; Japanese ˈgɛ tɑ/
noun, plural geta, getas.
1.
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
1880-1885
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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  • As she spoke, geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • geta dared trust no one but me to carry a message to Clinias.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "In all geta's troubles, he thinks more of you than he does of himself," said she.

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

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Yes, dearest Philothea; but not till she had first told me of her own marriage with geta.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • She helped geta to escape: they have both taken refuge in the Temple of Theseus.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • In the midst of this generosity, the services of geta and Milza were not forgotten.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Cleonica, attended by geta and Milza, travelled under the same protection.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The third likeness, that of geta, has been erased in every instance.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn
  • Many other women died at this time because they were supposed to be sympathizers with geta.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain

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