-ua

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Finnish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ua (front vowel harmony variant -yä)

  1. Forms stative or inchoative intransitive verbs from transitive verbs.
    nähdä (stem näke-) to see - näkyä to be visible
    kastaa to dip, make wet - kastua to become wet

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ua

  1. nominative feminine singular of -uus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -uus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -uus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -uus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -uus

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-uā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -uus

Romanian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • -a (used for feminine nouns in the nominative and plural cases which do not end in a stressed vowel or diphthong)

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin illa.

Suffix[edit]

-ua f

  1. variant of -a
the (definite article)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form of the definite article is used for feminine nouns in the nominative and accusative cases which end in a stressed vowel or diphthong:
    basmaua, from basma, fem.
    cafeaua, from cafea, fem.
    steaua, from stea, fem.
  • Monosyllables ending in vowels also take this suffix:
    ziua, from zi, fem.