आया

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese aia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɑː.jɑː/, [äː.jäː]

Noun[edit]

आया (āyāf (Urdu spelling آیا‎)

  1. ayah: nurse maid, nurse
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀆𑀕𑀤 (āgada) + Middle Indo-Aryan -𑀓- (-ka-)[1], from Sanskrit आगत (ā́gata)[2]. Cognate with Punjabi ਆਇਆ (āiā) / آیا(āya), Marathi आले (āle).

Verb[edit]

आया (āyā) (Urdu spelling آیا‎)

  1. inflection of आना (ānā):
    1. masculine singular perfective participle
    2. masculine singular perfect indicative: came, arrived

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oberlies, Thomas (2005) A Historical Grammar of Hindi, Grazer Vergleichende Arbeiten, →ISBN, page 36
  2. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) , “āˊgata(1045)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press.