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ETA

abbr.
estimated time of arrival

e·ta

 (ā′tə, ē′tə)
n.
The seventh letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek ēta, of Phoenician origin; akin to Hebrew ḥêt, heth.]

eta

(ˈiːtə)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet (Η, η), a long vowel sound, transliterated as e or ē
[Greek, of Phoenician origin; compare Hebrew heth]

eta

(ˈeɪtə)
n, pl eta or etas
(Sociology) (in Japan, formerly) a member of a class of outcasts who did menial and dirty tasks
[C19: Japanese]

ETA

abbreviation for
estimated time of arrival

ETA

(ˈɛtə)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Euskadi ta Askatsuna: an organization of militant Basque nationalists attempting to gain independence for the Basques, esp those ruled by Spain, until a ceasefire in 1998, by means of guerrilla warfare
[Basque, literally: Basque Nation and Liberty]

e•ta

(ˈeɪ tə, ˈi tə)

n., pl. e•tas.
the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet (Η, η).
[< Greek êta; compare Hebrew ḥeth heth]

ETA

or E.T.A.,

estimated time of arrival.

ETA

Initials of a militant Basque terrorist group seeking to create an independent republic; responsible for many acts of sabotage, murder, and intimidation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ETA - a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees; "in 1968 ETA launched a campaign of political assassinations of government officials"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
2.eta - the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Translations
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éta
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ETA

[ˌiːtiːˈeɪ] n abbr (=estimated time of arrival) → heure f d'arrivée prévuee-tailer etailer [ˈiːteɪlər] n (= internet retailer) → détaillant(e) m/f électroniquee-tailing etailing [ˈiːteɪlɪŋ] n (= internet retailing) → commerce m de détail électronique

ETA

[ˌiːtiːˈeɪ] n abbr
a. =estimated time of arrivalora di arrivo prevista
b. (Basque separatist organization) =Euzkadi ta AskatsunaETA f
References in periodicals archive ?
The charges were imposed by Judge Juan Pablo Gonzalez from Spain's National Court on suspected former ETA military leaders, including Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, Angel Iriondo Yarza, Aitor Elizaran Aguilar and Mikel Carrera Sarobe, all of whom are currently being held in French jails since their respective arrests between 2008 and 2010.
Iriondo, an ETA military leader and explosives expert, is currently detained in France waiting extradition to Spain on terrorism and murder charges.
In November 2008, French authorities arrested reputed ETA military chief Miguel De Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, alias "Txeroki", closely followed by the arrest of his successor on December 8, 2008.