Aa

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Aa

Etymology 1[edit]

Named to always appear first in alphabetical listings; or alternatively after Pieter van der Aa.

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Aa f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae – a group of orchids of cool climates in Latin America.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Hawaiian [Term?]. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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Aa f

  1. A taxonomic subgenus within the family Euconulidae – Philonesia (Aa), a group of snails.

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The river names are ostensibly from Proto-West Germanic *ahu (river).

Proper noun[edit]

Aa

  1. Several waterways in Europe.
    1. A river in northern France, flowing 93 km from near Bourthes, Pas-de-Calais department into the North Sea near Gravelines, Nord department.
    2. A small river in the Netherlands, flowing 72 km from near Nederweert, Limburg into the Dieze at 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant.
    3. A tributary of the Möhne river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, part of the Rhine basin.
    4. A tributary of the Nether river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, part of the Weser basin.
    5. A tributary of the Werre river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, part of the Weser basin.
  2. A village in Ida-Viru County, northern Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland.
  3. A Norwegian surname, from Norwegian​.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ahwō (waters, river), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water); both natively, and through Dutch Low Saxon Aa and German Low German Aa (both from Old Saxon aha (stream)), and German Aa (from Old High German aha (stream)). For more information, see its cognate English ea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Aa
  • Rhymes: -aː

Proper noun[edit]

Aa f

  1. the name of many small rivers and streams

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Aa n (genitive Aas, no plural)

  1. (childish) poo, poop (faeces)
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Aa f (genitive Aa)

  1. any of several rivers in Germany
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Aa

  1. A surname​.

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Noun[edit]

Aa f

  1. obsolete typography of å