aba

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English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:
An aba (garment).

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa). Compare abaya.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba (plural abas)

  1. A coarse, often striped, fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair.
  2. A loose-fitting sleeveless garment, made from aba or silk, worn by Arabs. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine:
      Here Nessim would sit night after night in the winter, dressed in his old rust-coloured abba, staring gravely at Betelgeuse, or hovering over books of calculations for all the world like a medieval soothsayer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

  • From the name of its creator, the French explorer A. T. d' Abbadie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba (plural abas)

  1. An altazimuth used for astronomy on either land or water.

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

Dení[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba f

  1. fish

References[edit]

  • “aba” in Gordon Koop, Lois Koop, Dicionário deni-português, Associação Internacional de Lingüística - SIL Brasil, 1985.

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. mat

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aba

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌱𐌰

Hiligaynon[edit]

Interjection[edit]

abá

  1. alas, gosh, well, whew
  2. wow

Interjection[edit]

abâ

  1. (questioning) really
  2. (questioning) ah, oh

Noun[edit]

abá

  1. (anatomy) shoulder blade

Verb[edit]

abá

  1. To carry on one's back

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay (aba), from Arabic أبٌ, from Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Noun[edit]

aba (Jawi spelling اب, plural aba-aba)

  1. father (male parent)

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba m

  1. genitive singular of ab

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aba n-aba haba t-aba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from an older Baltic form *arba, which is preserved in Lithuanian as arba (the meaning differs just slightly).

Conjunction[edit]

aba

  1. alias, AKA, or

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aba, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba (Jawi spelling اب)

  1. Alternative form of abah

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic أبٌ, from Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba (Jawi spelling اب, plural aba-aba)

  1. father (male parent)

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened form of haba.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba (Jawi spelling اب)

  1. Alternative form of haba

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English harbor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • MED Phonemes: {habah}
  • IPA Phonemes: /ɰapˠaɰ/
  • IPA Articulation: [ɑ̯ɑbˠɑɑ̯]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. a harbor.
  2. an anchorage.
  3. a port.

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Old Tupi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. hair

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaβ̞a/, /ˈtaβ̞a/

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. village, especially a typical Brazilian indigenous village.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The stem aba could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form taba was used whenever the noun was not possessed.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alapa (slap, smack).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba f (plural abas)

  1. tab (navigational widget in a GUI)
  2. brim (of a hat)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish عبا (abâ) (Turkish aba), from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa).

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. Thick wool-fabric, usually white, from which country-style clothing is often made.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aba

  1. An interjection that expresses wonder or draws attention to something.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father).

Noun[edit]

aba m (genitive aba, plural abachan)

  1. (Christianity) abbot
    An nì a nì an dara h-aba subhach, nì e dubhach an t-aba eile.
    What makes the one abbot glad makes the other abbot sad.

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Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish عبا (abâ) (Turkish aba), from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa).

Noun[edit]

aba f (Cyrillic spelling аба)

  1. (regional) aba

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aba

  1. poor

Interjection[edit]

aba!

  1. Wow!
    Aba! Bakit ngayon mo lang sinabi?
    Hey! How come you only said it now?
    Aba! Ikaw ang bahala.
    Well! Do as you please.
    Aba oo.
    But of course.

Verb[edit]

aba

  1. To mistreat.
    Huwag mo namang abain ang iyong hipag.
    Don't treat your sister-in-law badly.

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *apa (mother, elder sister, aunt).

Noun[edit]

aba (definite accusative abayı, plural abalar)

  1. (dialectal) elder sister
  2. (dialectal) mother

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa).

Noun[edit]

aba (definite accusative abayı, plural abalar)

  1. felt (a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres)
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