hit

hit
\ \ [11] Hit is one of those words, now so common that we assume it has always been around, that is in fact a comparative latecomer to the English language, and one, what is more, whose ancestry is not at all clear. The standard Old English verb for ‘strike’ was slēan (modern English slay), but at the end of the Old English period hit suddenly appeared. It was borrowed from Old Norse hitta, a verb of unknown origin which meant not ‘strike’ but ‘come upon, find’ (as Swedish hitta still does). This sense was carried over into English (and still survives in hit upon), and it was not until the 13th century that the meaning ‘strike’ began to appear.

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  • hit — [hit] vt. hit, hitting [ME hitten < OE hittan < ON hitta, to hit upon, meet with < IE base * keid , to fall > Welsh cwydd, a fall] 1. to come against, usually with force; strike [the car hit the tree] 2. to give a blow to; strike;… …   English World dictionary

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  • Hit — Hit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hitting}.] [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.] 1. To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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