aa

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Translingual

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Symbol

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aa

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Afar.

English

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology 1

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From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Alternative forms

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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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. [From 19th c.]
    • 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.
    • 1981, Hilo Lava Flood Control: Environmental Impact Statement, page 194:
      Both pahoehoe and aa lava flows are common on the upper slopes of Mauna Loa with a preponderance of aa flows found at the lower elevations.
Translations
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Etymology 2

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Abbreviation.

Noun

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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

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aa (not comparable)

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

Etymology 3

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Compare pp.

Noun

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aa pl (plural only)

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

Etymology 4

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Contraction.

Adjective

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aa

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

Acholi

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Verb

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aa

  1. come

Bavarian

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Alternative forms

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  • ah (spelling variant)

Etymology

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From Old High German ouh, from Proto-Germanic *auk. Cognates include German auch, Dutch ook, Old Norse ok, also archaic English eke.

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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aa

  1. also; too; as well; either; neither (in addition to whatever or whoever has previously been listed)
    I wui aa a Eis.Stress on “aa”: I too want icecream.
    I wui aa a Eis.Stress on “Eis”: I want icecream, too.
    Schåff ma des aa?Stress on “aa”: Can we do that too?
  2. Used for emphasis.
    1. To confirm a preceding statement: really, actually, indeed, in fact, exactly (always unstressed)
      A jeder håd se dåcht, dåss er ned kummt, und so woar's aa.Everybody thought that he wouldn't come, and that's exactly what happened.
      I håb ka Ångst, es gibt jå aa kan Grund.I'm not scared, there really is no reason to be.
    2. To confirm a preceding statement by someone else: really, actually, indeed, in fact
      I wui aa a Eis.Stress on “wui”: I do indeed want icecream.
      Des is aa so.Stress on “is”: It really is like that.
    3. Emphasis on a preceding conjunction (often with no) (always stressed)
      Des Essn håd eana ned gschmeckt und mia aa ned.They didn't like the food and neither did I.
      I håb heit vui z'tuan und zan Årzt muaß i aa.I'm very busy today and I also have to go to the doctor.
      Er håd ned nur s'Gödbeasl, sondern aa no de Augnglasln ausgstraat.He not only lost his wallet, but also his glasses.
    4. Emphasis on a preceding negative statement: even (always stressed)
      Synonym: ned amoi
      Då håd kana wås måchn kenna, aa ka Årzt.Nobody could do anything, not even a doctor.
    5. Implies doubt in a yes-no question really (always unstressed)
      Kånn i des aa glaubn?Can I really believe this?
      Håst da des aa guad iwalegt?Have you really thought this through?
      Schåff ma des aa?Can we really do that?
    6. To imply that something is unreasonable; also used when expressing reproach, anger, astonishment, etc. (always unstressed)
      Wås miassn de aa ålle då durchfoahrn?!Why do they all have to pass through here?!
      Du muasst aa immer bei jedn Bledsinn mitmåchn.You always have to take part in any nonsense, don't you?
      Wäul's aa nia de Pappn hoidn kennts!That's because you never shut up!
  3. (implying an extreme example in the case mentioned, as compared to the implied reality): even (always stressed)
    Synonym: sogår
    Aa wånn's woahr is, is's no ka endguitiger Beweis.Even if this is true, it is no definite proof.
    Mia is des aa scho amoi passiert.It even happened to me once.
  4. as in whatever, whenever, however, etc. ever (always unstressed)
    Wås'd aa tuast, ana is immer besser.Whatever you do, someone will always do it better.

Bughotu

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Verb

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aa

  1. to open
  2. to be open
  3. to open mouth

References

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  • W. Ivens, Bugotu-English/English-Bugotu Concise Dictionary (1998)

Dutch

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Pronunciation

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  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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

  1. (especially in names) Alternative spelling of a

East Central German

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Etymology

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Compare German ein.

Article

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aa

  1. (Erzgebirgisch) a, an

Further reading

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  • 2020 June 11, Hendrik Heidler, Hendrik Heidler's 400 Seiten: Echtes Erzgebirgisch: Wuu de Hasen Hoosn haaßn un de Hosen Huusn do sei mir drhamm: Das Original Wörterbuch: Ratgeber und Fundgrube der erzgebirgischen Mund- und Lebensart: Erzgebirgisch – Deutsch / Deutsch – Erzgebirgisch[1], 3. geänderte Auflage edition, Norderstedt: BoD – Books on Demand, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 13:

Estonian

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Interjection

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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

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aa (genitive aa, partitive aad)

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

Further reading

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  • aa”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2009

Finnish

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Etymology 1

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From Latin ā.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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aa

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

Usage notes
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  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of a-kirjain (letter A, letter a) instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.
Declension
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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 aalle aille
essive aana aina
translative aaksi aiksi
abessive aatta aitta
instructive ain
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of aa (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative aani aani
accusative nom. aani aani
gen. aani
genitive aani aideni
aitteni
partitive aatani aitani
inessive aassani aissani
elative aastani aistani
illative aahani aihini
adessive aallani aillani
ablative aaltani ailtani
allative aalleni ailleni
essive aanani ainani
translative aakseni aikseni
abessive aattani aittani
instructive
comitative aineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative aasi aasi
accusative nom. aasi aasi
gen. aasi
genitive aasi aidesi
aittesi
partitive aatasi aitasi
inessive aassasi aissasi
elative aastasi aistasi
illative aahasi aihisi
adessive aallasi aillasi
ablative aaltasi ailtasi
allative aallesi aillesi
essive aanasi ainasi
translative aaksesi aiksesi
abessive aattasi aittasi
instructive
comitative ainesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative aamme aamme
accusative nom. aamme aamme
gen. aamme
genitive aamme aidemme
aittemme
partitive aatamme aitamme
inessive aassamme aissamme
elative aastamme aistamme
illative aahamme aihimme
adessive aallamme aillamme
ablative aaltamme ailtamme
allative aallemme aillemme
essive aanamme ainamme
translative aaksemme aiksemme
abessive aattamme aittamme
instructive
comitative ainemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative aanne aanne
accusative nom. aanne aanne
gen. aanne
genitive aanne aidenne
aittenne
partitive aatanne aitanne
inessive aassanne aissanne
elative aastanne aistanne
illative aahanne aihinne
adessive aallanne aillanne
ablative aaltanne ailtanne
allative aallenne aillenne
essive aananne ainanne
translative aaksenne aiksenne
abessive aattanne aittanne
instructive
comitative ainenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative aansa aansa
accusative nom. aansa aansa
gen. aansa
genitive aansa aidensa
aittensa
partitive aataan
aatansa
aitaan
aitansa
inessive aassaan
aassansa
aissaan
aissansa
elative aastaan
aastansa
aistaan
aistansa
illative aahansa aihinsa
adessive aallaan
aallansa
aillaan
aillansa
ablative aaltaan
aaltansa
ailtaan
ailtansa
allative aalleen
aallensa
ailleen
aillensa
essive aanaan
aanansa
ainaan
ainansa
translative aakseen
aaksensa
aikseen
aiksensa
abessive aattaan
aattansa
aittaan
aittansa
instructive
comitative aineen
ainensa
Synonyms
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compounds

Etymology 2

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Either crosslinguistic or borrowed from any of the many European languages it appears in.

Pronunciation

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Interjection

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aa

  1. oh, ah (expression of recognition, realization, understanding, etc.)

French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

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Noun

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aa m (plural aas)

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

Inupiaq

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Etymology 1

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Interjection

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aa

  1. yes, I know
  2. I agree: expresses listener's agreement with storyteller or speaker
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Etymology 2

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Interjection

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aa

  1. expresses exasperation, criticism or dismay over what another person does or says, said in breathy voice
  2. expression of surprise or awe
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Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.a/
  • Rhymes: -aa
  • Hyphenation: à‧a

Noun

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aa f (invariable)

  1. (volcanology) aa (type of lava flow)
    Synonym: afrolite

Further reading

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  • aa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • aa in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Japanese

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Romanization

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aa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ああ

Ladin

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Etymology

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From Latin ārea. Compare Italian aia.

Noun

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aa f (plural [please provide])

  1. farmyard
  2. threshing floor

Latvian

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Interjection

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aa

  1. yeah, uh-huh (expression of agreement, understanding)
    - Vai vēlies ēst? – Aa.
    - Do you want to eat? - Yeah.

Lithuanian

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Interjection

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aà, aã

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

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Lun Bawang

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Pronunciation

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Determiner

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aa

  1. no, not, without

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Manx

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Etymology

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From Old Irish , comparative form of oäc, from Proto-Celtic *yowankos (compare Welsh ieuanc), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós (compare English young).

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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aa

  1. comparative degree of aeg (young, adolescent, immature)

Mbyá Guaraní

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Adverb

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aa

  1. here

Middle English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Old Norse á, from Proto-Germanic *ahwō (water, stream). Doublet of ee.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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aa

  1. (Late Middle English, hapax) river, stream (in place name)

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Middle Welsh

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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aa

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

Murui Huitoto

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Alternative forms

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  • a (superseded)

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈaː]
  • Hyphenation: aa

Adverb

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aa

  1. up, above
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References

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  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[2] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 19
  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[3], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 145

Norwegian

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Letter

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aa

  1. Obsolete spelling of å.

Norwegian Bokmål

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Letter

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aa

  1. Obsolete spelling of å.

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Alternative forms

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  • Aa (letter and noun, upper case)

Conjunction

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aa

  1. obsolete typography of og

Interjection

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aa

  1. obsolete typography of å

Letter

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aa

  1. obsolete typography of å

Noun

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aa f (definite singular aai, indefinite plural aaer or aair, definite plural aaerne or aaine)

  1. obsolete typography of å

Particle

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aa

  1. obsolete typography of å

Preposition

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aa

  1. obsolete typography of å

References

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  • Ivar Aasen (1850) “aa”, in Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog (in Danish), Oslo: Samlaget, published 2000

Old Galician-Portuguese

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Etymology 1

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Contraction

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aa f

  1. Contraction of a + a (to/at the).
    • [C]omo hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſṫa maṙi[a] poꝛ q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtaua a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      [H]ow a woman who was playing the dices 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
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  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: à

Etymology 2

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Inherited from Latin ala (wing).

Noun

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aa f

  1. wing
Descendants
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  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: á

Pennsylvania German

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Etymology 1

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From Old High German ouh, from Proto-Germanic *auk; cognate with German auch, Dutch ook, Old English ēac.

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Adverb

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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

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From Old High German ana, from Proto-Germanic *ana, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (up, on high). Compare German an, Dutch aan, English on.

Preposition

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aa

  1. on
  2. to

Scots

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Adjective

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aa

  1. Shetland form of a' (all)

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Stoney

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Noun

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aa

  1. mould, mildew

Sundanese

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Noun

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aa

  1. older brother

Swedish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Pronunciation spelling. Perhaps from ja.

Adverb

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aa (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Expresses agreement or affirmation; yeah, yes
    Antonym:
    – Det är gott med pizza. – Aa, de äre.
    – Pizza is good. – Yeah, it is.
    – Såg du tricket han gjorde? – Aa, helt sjukt!
    – Did you see the trick he did? – Yeah, crazy!
    – Har du matat kaninerna? – Aa, det har jag.
    – Have you fed the rabbits? – Yes, I have.

Usage notes

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Often doubly emphasized – compare mhm.

Tagalog

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Etymology 1

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From the reduplication of Hokkien (ak, dirty), according to Manuel (1948).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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or (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜀ) (childish)

  1. dirty things; filth (especially feces)
    Synonyms: dumi, ate, atse, tsetse, ipot, oo, uu
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Interjection

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aa (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜀ)

  1. an exclamation expressing warning
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Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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(Baybayin spelling ᜀᜀ) (obsolete)

  1. name of the Baybayin letter , corresponding to "a"
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Further reading

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  • aa”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Manuel, E. Arsenio (1948) Chinese elements in the Tagalog language: with some indication of Chinese influence on other Philippine languages and cultures and an excursion into Austronesian linguistics, Manila: Filipiniana Publications, page 12
  • Santos, Fr. Domingo de los (1835) Tomas Oliva, editor, Vocabulario de la lengua tagala: primera, y segunda parte.[4] (in Spanish), La imprenta nueva de D. Jose Maria Dayot
  • San Buena Ventura, Fr. Pedro de (1613) Juan de Silva, editor, Vocabulario de lengua tagala: El romance castellano puesto primero[5], La Noble Villa de Pila, page 1:
    A) AA yaon (pc) la primera letra del. a.b.c. Tagalog. Eſta letra A. ſegun. S. Iſidoro (lib.r. Ethimolo) es la primera letra de todas las lẽguas. Los Latinos y Eſpañoles ſolos la nombran, como la eſcriuen, y la eſcriuen, como la nombran, las de mas naciones no, q̃ ſõ muy diferentes ẽ eſto. Porque el Hebreo la llama Aleph, el Griego. Alpha, el Arabigo. Alipha, &t, y nuestros Tagalos. A ,|, Aayaon ,|; [], y eſto [ſolo para] nombralla de porſi, vt, anung ng̃alã [niring] litra? como ſellama eſta letra? ℞, Aayaon, mas en eſcritura, y en lo que hablan, raçonando, [la eſcriuẽ], y [pronuncian] ſimplemẽte, como ſuena, A.

Võro

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Noun

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

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

Inflection

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Votic

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Pronunciation

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  • (Luutsa, Liivtšülä) IPA(key): /ˈɑː/, [ˈɑː]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː
  • Hyphenation: aa

Interjection

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aa

  1. yep, yeah
  2. aha, uh-huh

Yoruba

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Etymology 1

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Contraction

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àá

  1. Contraction of àwa á (We'll).
    Àá lọ sí Amẹ́ríkà ní oṣù tí ó ń bọ̀.
    We'll be going to the U.S. next month.

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Contraction

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áá

  1. Contraction of òun á (He'll, she'll, it'll).
    Áá rí wa l'ọ́jọ́ márùn-ún òní.
    She'll be seeing us four days from now.