baa

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See also: baaʼ, bąą, bää, and BAA

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German bäen; an imitative word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Audio of a bleating sheep, the animal sound that "baa" is based on.

Noun[edit]

baa (plural baas)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
  2. The letter ب in the Arabic script.

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Interjection[edit]

baa

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry of a sheep.

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Verb[edit]

baa (third-person singular simple present baas, present participle baaing, simple past and past participle baaed)

  1. To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.
    He treble baas for help, but none can get. - Sir Philip Sidney

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Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa f

  1. genitive singular of booa

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
baa vaa maa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Navajo[edit]

Postposition[edit]

baa

  1. about him/her/it/them
  2. to him/her/it/them
  3. into him/her/it/them
    baa níʼą́I gave it to him

Usage notes[edit]

In pronunciation, the postposition baa is assimilated by an initial yi- of a following verb to make beei-: baa yishdloh = /beeishdloh/ (I am laughing at him). This does not affect the spelling, however.

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