ава

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Eastern Mari[edit]

Noun[edit]

ава (ava)

  1. mother

Erzya[edit]

Noun[edit]

ава (ava)

  1. woman
  2. mother
    авам
    avam
    my mother

Moksha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Feoktistov, from a Turkic language.[1] Veršinin considers suggestions of borrowing completely baseless, he is convinced that the term is of child language origin (its original meaning being "mother"), according to him, the following are of a similar origin: Eastern Mari ава (ava), Western Mari ӓвӓ (ävä), c.f., dialectal Eastern Mari аппа! (appa!, [an exclamation for a baby to smile]), Tundra Nenets [script needed] (āppa, mother [child language]). Parallel developments in unrelated languages: Selkup ама (mother), Basque ama (id.), Nivkh ымык (id.), Koryak [script needed] (-aw'-) in [script needed] (ŋaw'gyjnik, female [animal]).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɑvɑ/

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Noun[edit]

ава (ava)

  1. lady
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      дама — аваdama — ava ― lady [in Russian] — lady
  2. (zoology) female
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      самка — аваsamka — ava ― female [in Russian] — female
  3. woman
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      женщина — аваženščina — ava ― woman [in Russian] — woman
  4. wife
    • Oahpa, University of Tromsø
      vaimo — аваvaimo — ava ― wife [in Finnish] — wife

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. P. Feoktistov (1993), Jazyki mira: Uralʹskije jazyki (MOKŠANSKIJ JaZYK) [Languages of the world: Uralic languages (Moksha language)], Moscow, pages 178—189
  2. ^ V. I. Veršinin (2004) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ mordovskix (erzjanskogo i mokšanskogo) jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Mordvinic (Erzya and Moksha) languages], Joškar Ola, volume 1, page 5

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

а́ва (ávaf inan

  1. (slang) avatar, abbreviation of аватар

Declension[edit]