aa

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aa (uncountable)

  1. (volcanology) A form of lava flow associated with Hawaiian-type volcanoes, consisting of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a jagged and loose, clinkery surface. Compare pahoehoe. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
    • 1859, R. C. Haskell, American journal of science and arts, series XXVIII
      We...saw ‘pahoihoi’ or solid lava forming, and also ‘aa’ or clinkers.
    • 1944, Charles A. Cotton, Volcanoes as landscape forms:
      Cooling and solidification frequently takes a different course [...] in lava flows, producing the clinker-like ‘aa’ lava.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

aa

  1. Initialism of acetic acid.
  2. Initialism of acting age.
  3. (medicine) Initialism of alveolar-arterial.
  4. Initialism of aminoacetone.
  5. Initialism of amino acid.
  6. Initialism of approximate absolute.
  7. Initialism of arachidonic acid.
  8. Initialism of armature accelerator.
  9. Initialism of ascending aorta.
  10. Initialism of atomic absorption.
  11. Initialism of author's alteration.
  12. Initialism of average audience.

Adjective[edit]

aa (comparative more aa, superlative most aa)

  1. Initialism of arctic-alpine.
  2. Initialism of always afloat.

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare pp.

Noun[edit]

aa (plural only)

  1. Abbreviation of adjectives.
  2. Abbreviation of arteries.

Etymology 4[edit]

Contraction.

Adjective[edit]

aa

  1. Abbreviation of ana (of each, equal parts).

Acholi[edit]

Verb[edit]

aa

  1. come

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

aa (plural [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

aa f (plural aa's, diminutive aatje n)

  1. (especially in names) Alternative spelling of a

Estonian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aa

  1. An interjection expressing recognition -
    Aa, see oled sina.
    Oh, it's you.
  2. An interjection expressing understanding -
    Aa, saan aru.
    Ah, I understand.

Noun[edit]

aa (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aa

  1. a (The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of aa (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative aa aat
genitive aan aiden
aitten
partitive aata aita
illative aahan aihin
singular plural
nominative aa aat
accusative nom.? aa aat
gen. aan
genitive aan aiden
aitten
partitive aata aita
inessive aassa aissa
elative aasta aista
illative aahan aihin
adessive aalla ailla
ablative aalta ailta
allative aalleˣ ailleˣ
essive aana aina
translative aaksi aiksi
instructive ain
abessive aatta aitta
comitative aineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of a-kirjain ("letter A, letter a") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Noun[edit]

aa m (plural aas)

  1. (geology, often attributive) The surface of an aa lava flow.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aa

  1. rōmaji reading of ああ

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ārea. Compare Italian aia.

Noun[edit]

aa f (plural [please provide])

  1. farmyard
  2. threshing floor

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Russian ага (aga), and English uh-huh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aà, aã

  1. yeah, uh-huh (expression of agreement)
    • - Ar̃ nóri válgyti? – .
      - Do you want to eat? - Yeah.

Synonyms[edit]


Lun Bawang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

aa

  1. no, not, without
Synonyms[edit]

Middle Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

aa

  1. Alternative form of a (third-person singular present indicative of mynet).

Norwegian[edit]

Letter[edit]

aa

  1. obsolete spelling of å

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction[edit]

aa

  1. Contraction of a a (to/at the).
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.
Descendants[edit]
  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: à

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin ala (wing).

Noun[edit]

aa f

  1. wing
Descendants[edit]
  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: á

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *auk, like German auch.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aa

  1. also
    • 1908, Astor C. Wuchter, “Die Mudderschprooch”, in Earl C. Haag editor, A Pennsylvania German Anthology, page 56:
      [] Datt sin aa Mensche, graad wie do []
      There are people there too, just like here

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

aa

  1. on

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

aa

  1. all

Noun[edit]

aa (uncountable)

  1. all

Sundanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

aa

  1. older brother

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. dirt, filth, feces or any dirty thing

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is used when speaking to small children about anything dirty and also used by the children themselves.

Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

aa (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.