ba

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Old French baer (to open the mouth); French bayer

Verb[edit]

ba (third-person singular simple present bas, present participle baing, simple past and past participle baed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To kiss.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Egyptian 𓅽𓏤 (bA).

Noun[edit]

ba (plural bas)

  1. In ancient Egyptian mythology, a being's soul or personality, represented as a bird-headed figure, which survives after death but must be sustained with offerings of food.
    • 1983, Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings:
      But the Ba, I remembered, could be seen as the mistress of your heart and might or might not decide to speak to you, just as the heart cannot always forgive.

Anagrams[edit]


Bakung[edit]

ba

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)
  2. water (mineral water)

Borôro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. egg

Cimbrian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ba

  1. (relative) that; which; who

Adverb[edit]

ba

  1. (interrogative) where

References[edit]

  • “ba” in Umberto Martello Martalar, Alfonso Bellotto, Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Setti Communi vicentini, 1st edition, 1974.

Fanti[edit]

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. come

References[edit]

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ba

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ba

  1. give

Synonyms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba f

  1. plural form of
    Tá na ba sa mhá. ― The cows are in the field.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish ba.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (affirmative): b' (used before a vowel sound except for the pronouns é, í, iad, ea)
  • (relative): ab (used before a vowel sound)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

ba (triggers lenition)

  1. past and conditional affirmative of is
    Ba é Dónall an múinteoir. ― Dónall was the teacher.
    Ba mhaith liom cupán tae. ― I would like a cup of tea.
  2. past and conditional direct relative of is (used to introduce the comparative/superlative form of adjectives)
    fear ba shine ná m'athair ― a man (who was) older than my father
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ba bha mba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ba

  1. bah!
  2. oh well!

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ba

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Kurdish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian (compare Avestan vā́ta, vātō, Persian and Pashto باد (bâd)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Sanskrit वात (vā́ta)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (blowing), present participle of *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

Noun[edit]

ba m

  1. wind

Lojban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From balvi.

Cmavo[edit]

ba (selma'o {{{semla'o}}})

  1. (subordinating conjunction) after
    ba lenu la jan. cliva kei la suzyn. klama le barja [1]
    After Zhang left, Susan came to the bar.
    la suzyn. klama ba lenu la jan. cliva kei le barja
    Susan came (after Zhang left) to the bar.
    la suzyn. klama le barja ba lenu la jan. cliva kei
    Susan came to the bar after Zhang left.
  2. (adverbial particle) future tense tag[2]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The elidable terminator for a subordinate clause begun with "ba lenu" is kei.

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lojban for Beginners, Chapter 6, §3
  2. ^ Lojban Reference Grammar, Chapter 2, §17

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ba (Zhuyin ㄅㄚ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Pinyin reading of
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .
  7. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (2nd sg. pres. subj.): be

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of is
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of is
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of is
  4. second-person singular imperative of is
  5. third-person singular preterite and imperfect indicative of is
  6. third-person singular preterite and imperfect indicative relative of is

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("father")

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. father

Etymology 2[edit]

Proto-Mon-Khmer *piʔ. Cognates include Khmer បី (bəi).

Numeral[edit]

ba

  1. (cardinal) three
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See also[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ba

  1. perhaps