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Noun: eta  ey-tu [N. Amer], ee-tu [Brit]
  1. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
Noun: ETA  'ee'tee'ey
  1. 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";
    - Basque Homeland and Freedom, Basque Fatherland and Liberty, Euskadi ta Askatasuna
Abbreviation: ETA  'ee'tee'ey
  1. Estimated time of arrival

Derived forms: ETAs, etas

Type of: alphabetic character, foreign terrorist organisation [Brit], foreign terrorist organization, FTO, letter, letter of the alphabet, terrorist group, terrorist organisation [Brit], terrorist organization

Part of: Greek alphabet

Encyclopedia: Eta