Asia

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See also: asia, asía, Ásia, Asía, Àsia, asĩa, and .asia

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The continent of Asia, by the standard definition delimited by the Urals.
The former Roman province of Asia
The UNSD divisions of Asia: Northern Asia (blue), Central Asia (purple), Western Asia (green), Southern Asia (red), Eastern Asia (yellow), Southeastern Asia (orange)

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From Middle English Asia, Asie, from Old French Asie and Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀯𐀹𐀊 (a-si-wi-ja /aswijaː/), in turn probably from Hittite 𒀸𒋗𒉿 (aš-šu-wa /Aššuwa/, northwest Anatolia) of uncertain origin. Potentially from a Aegean language family substrate or Akkadian; for more see its ancestors.

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Asia

  1. A continent located east of Europe (typically delimited by the Urals), west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean.
  2. (Greek God) A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, the wife of the Titan, Iapetus, and mother of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius.
  3. (astronomy) 67 Asia, a main belt asteroid.
  4. A female given name transferred from the place name, of modern usage.
    • 1994 Blake Nelson, Girl: A Novel, Simon&Schuster, →ISBN, page 81
      And Scott Haskell started going out with this sophomore girl called Asia, who was this rich girl from Weston Heights.
  5. (historical) A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey.

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Asturian[edit]

Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

Corsican[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asía). Compare Italian Asia and Spanish Asia.

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

Galician[edit]

Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Āsia.

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Asia n (proper noun, strong, genitive Asias or Asia)

  1. (historical) Asia (province of the Roman Empire, in the western part of modern-day Turkey, later called Phrygia in the Byzantine era)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay Asija, from Dutch Azië, ultimately from Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā).

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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Italian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.zja/
  • Rhymes: -azja
  • Hyphenation: À‧sia

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)
  2. A female given name

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā).

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Ā̆sia f sg (genitive Ā̆siae); first declension

  1. Asia (a continent)
  2. Asia (Roman province)

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular
Nominative Ā̆sia
Genitive Ā̆siae
Dative Ā̆siae
Accusative Ā̆siam
Ablative Ā̆siā
Vocative Ā̆sia

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  • Middle English: Asia, Asie (also via Old French)
  • Old French: Asie

References[edit]

  • Asia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Asia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Occitan[edit]

Occitan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Polish[edit]

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Asia f

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Joanna

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  • Asia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Asia f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Ásia

Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asía).

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Romansch[edit]

Romansch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Swahili[edit]

Swahili Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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