bia

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See also: BIA, B.I.A., and bi'a

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bíad (compare Scottish Gaelic biadh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bia m (genitive bia, nominative plural bianna)

  1. food

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bia bhia mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bia (absolute), ·bia (conjunct)

  1. first-person singular future absolute of at·tá
  2. third-person singular future conjunct of at·tá

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-. Germanic cognates include Old English bēo (English bee), Old Frisian (West Frisian bij), Dutch bij, Old High German bīa, bini (German Biene, dialectal Beie), Old Norse (Danish and Swedish bi). The Indo-European root is also the source of Lithuanian bìtė, Latvian bite, Proto-Slavic *bьčela (Old Church Slavonic бьчєла (bĭčela), Russian пчела (pčela)), Celtic *beko- (Old Irish bech, Irish beach).

Noun[edit]

bīa ?

  1. bee

Descendants[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) bler
  • (Sutsilvan) blear
  • (Puter) bger

Etymology[edit]

From Latin valde.

Adjective[edit]

bia m (feminine biara, masculine plural biars, feminine plural biaras)

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) much, a lot of

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English beer.

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. beer

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ˀɓiɜ˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ˀɓiɜ˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /ˀɓiɜ˧˥/

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. beer

Synonyms[edit]


Yagaria[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a loanword from English beer.

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. (Hua dialect) beer

References[edit]

  • John Haiman, Hua, a Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea