geta

[get-uh; Japanese ge-tah]
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noun, plural ge·ta, ge·tas.

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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Historical Examples of geta

  • 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