ā

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ā U+0101, ā
LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON
Composition: a [U+0061] + ◌̄ [U+0304]
Ā
[U+0100]
Latin Extended-A Ă
[U+0102]

Translingual[edit]

Letter[edit]

ā (upper case Ā)

  1. The letter a with a macron.

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English[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

ā

  1. (medicine) ante

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ā

  1. jaw

See also[edit]

  • paha as a conjunction

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ā

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ああ

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

Ā

ā (lower case, upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Latvian alphabet, called garais ā and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being an independent letter with its own position in the Latvian alphabet, Ā/ā, like all long vowels with macrons, is treated as a simple A/a in alphabetized lists (e.g., in dictionaries).

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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ā (upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ā (Zhuyin )

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of
  4. Pinyin transcription of
  5. Pinyin transcription of ,

Maori[edit]

Letter[edit]

ā (upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Maori alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Likely cognate with Hawaiian ā (jaw; cheekbone).

Noun[edit]

ā

  1. collarbone

Etymology 2[edit]

Likely cognate with Hawaiian ʻā (to drive, to urge (such as cattle)).

Verb[edit]

ā

  1. to drive something, such as cattle or other livestock
  2. to urge or compel something to move

Etymology 3[edit]

Shift from ae (yes).

Interjection[edit]

ā

  1. yeah, yes

Rarotongan[edit]

Rarotongan cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : ā

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fa, from Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

ā

  1. (cardinal) four

Samoan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ā

  1. (interrogative) what
    ʻO le ā le mea lea?
    What is this thing?