loa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Haitian Creole lwa, perhaps from French roi (king).

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Noun[edit]

loa (plural loas or loa)

  1. In the voodoo religion, a spirit intermediary between Bondye (the creator god) and human beings.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 714:
      Equally surprising is to find St Patrick so prominent in many Vodou shrines, until one remembers that he too had been a slave who had twice crossed the sea, the second time to freedom, and that he had particular power over snakes, like the loa (Haitian equivalent of orisha) Dambala Wèdo.

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *loa

Noun[edit]

loa

  1. distance, length

Verb[edit]

loa

  1. (stative) long, permanent
    Mauna Loa: long mountain

Malagasy[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare Malay luak

Verb[edit]

loa

  1. to vomit
  2. to pay
  3. to discharge

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Focus (Voice)
Agent
(Active)
man-form: mandoa
mi-form: --
om-form: --
Patient
(Passive)
loa
alternate: --
a-form: aloa
voa-form: voaloa
tafa-form: --
Goal
(Relative)
an-form: andoavana
i-form: --

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa f (plural loas)

  1. praise

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa f (plural loas)

  1. praise

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Verb[edit]

loa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of loar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of loar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of loar.

Tswana[edit]

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Verb[edit]

lôa (perfect loile)

  1. to bewitch

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