eta

noun
\ ˈā-tə , chiefly British ˈē-tə \

Definition of eta 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet — see Alphabet Table

Definition of ETA (Entry 2 of 2)

estimated time of arrival

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Performances will take place at the eta Creative Arts. Kt Hawbaker, chicagotribune.com, "Congo Square Theater announces 2018-19 season, opening with 'Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill'," 4 June 2018 RP2 — Nate Jones, Chicago White Sox ETA: Early July Risk: High Jones is scheduled to return soon from nerve inflammation in his elbow. Joe Pytleski, USA TODAY, "Injured pitchers provide risk/reward options for the second half," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of eta

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eta

Noun

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek ēta, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew ḥēth heth

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