afa

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See also: AFA and áfa

Ewe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

afa

  1. divination (clarification of this Ewe definition is being sought)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

afa f (plural afe)

  1. sultriness, sultry weather, muggy weather.

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the uncommon Greek term ἁφή (haphḗ, fine dust sprinkled on the body during athletic contests).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

afa f (genitive afae); first declension

  1. dust
    • (Can we date this quote?), Passio sanctarum perpetuae et felicitatis, book ten, quoted in Thomas J. Heffernan's The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity:
      Et expoliata sum, et facta sum masculus, et coeperunt me favisores mei oleo defricare, quomodo solent in agone; et illum contra Egyptium video in afa voluntantem.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative afa afae
genitive afae afārum
dative afae afīs
accusative afam afās
ablative afā afīs
vocative afa afae

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: āf‧a

Noun[edit]

afa f

  1. hatred
  2. enmity; the state of being enemies with another person

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic (presumably from آفة (ʾāfa, lesion)).

Noun[edit]

afa (ma class, plural maafa)

  1. injury, damage
  2. misfortune, calamity

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