aba

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English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:
An aba (garment).
An aba.

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic عَبَاءَة(ʿabāʾa). Compare abaya.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(plural abas)

  1. A coarse, often striped, felted fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair.
  2. A loose-fitting sleeveless garment, made from aba or silk, worn by Arabs. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine:
      Here Nessim would sit night after night in the winter, dressed in his old rust-coloured abba, staring gravely at Betelgeuse, or hovering over books of calculations for all the world like a medieval soothsayer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

  • From the name of its creator, the French explorer A. T. d' Abbadie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(plural abas)

  1. An altazimuth used for astronomy on either land or water.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(plural abas)

  1. The electric fish Gymnarchus niloticus (the frankfish, freshwater rat-tail, African knifefish), found in swamps, lakes and rivers in Africa.
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Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 2

Dení[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba f

  1. fish

References[edit]

  • “aba” in Gordon Koop, Lois Koop, Dicionário deni-português, Associação Internacional de Lingüística - SIL Brasil, 1985.

Dupaninan Agta[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. taro

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. mat

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aba

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌱𐌰

Hiligaynon[edit]

Interjection[edit]

abá

  1. alas, gosh, well, whew
  2. wow

Interjection[edit]

abâ

  1. (questioning) really
  2. (questioning) ah, oh

Noun[edit]

abá

  1. (anatomy) shoulder blade

Verb[edit]

abá

  1. To carry on one's back

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay aba, from Arabic أب, from Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(Jawi spelling اب, plural aba-aba)

  1. father (male parent)

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. Only used in ar aba

Noun[edit]

aba m

  1. genitive singular of ab

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aba n-aba haba t-aba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from an older Baltic form *arba, which is preserved in Lithuanian as arba (the meaning differs just slightly).

Conjunction[edit]

aba

  1. alias, AKA, or

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aba, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(Jawi spelling اب)

  1. Alternative form of abah

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic أبٌ, from Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(Jawi spelling اب, plural aba-aba)

  1. father (male parent)

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened form of haba.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(Jawi spelling اب)

  1. Alternative form of haba

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English harbor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • MED phonemes: {habah}
  • IPA phonemes: /ɰapˠaɰ/
  • IPA articulation: [ɑ̯ɑbˠɑɑ̯]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. a harbor.
  2. an anchorage.
  3. a port.

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Old Tupi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. hair

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaβ̞a/, /ˈtaβ̞a/

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. village, especially a typical Brazilian indigenous village.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The stem aba could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form taba was used whenever the noun was not possessed.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alapa(slap, smack).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba f (plural abas)

  1. brim (of a hat)
    a aba do chapéu
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. flap (hinged leaf of furniture)
  3. bank (of a river)
  4. (computing) tab (navigational widget in a GUI)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • aba in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish عبا(abâ) (Turkish aba), from Arabic عَبَاءَة(ʿabāʾa).

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. Thick wool-fabric, usually white, from which country-style clothing is often made.
Synonyms[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aba

  1. An interjection that expresses wonder or draws attention to something.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς(abbâs), from Aramaic אבא(’abbā, father).

Noun[edit]

aba m ‎(genitive singular aba, plural abachan)

  1. (Christianity) abbot
    An nì a nì an dara h-aba subhach, nì e dubhach an t-aba eile.
    What makes the one abbot glad makes the other abbot sad.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish عبا(abâ) (Turkish aba), from Arabic عَبَاءَة(ʿabāʾa).

Noun[edit]

aba f ‎(Cyrillic spelling аба)

  1. (regional) aba

External links[edit]

  • aba” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aba

  1. poor

Interjection[edit]

aba!

  1. Wow!
    Aba! Bakit ngayon mo lang sinabi?
    Hey! How come you only said it now?
    Aba! Ikaw ang bahala.
    Well! Do as you please.
    Aba oo.
    But of course.

Verb[edit]

aba

  1. To mistreat.
    Huwag mo namang abain ang iyong hipag.
    Don't treat your sister-in-law badly.

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *apa(mother, elder sister, aunt).

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(definite accusative abayı, plural abalar)

  1. (dialectal) elder sister
  2. (dialectal) mother

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic عَبَاءَة(ʿabāʾa).

Noun[edit]

aba ‎(definite accusative abayı, plural abalar)

  1. felt (a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic آباء(ʾābāʾ).

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. (archaic) fathers
  2. (archaic) ancestors, forefathers
  3. (archaic) Christian monks
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

aba

  1. dative singular of ab

External links[edit]

  • aba in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-gàba.

Verb[edit]

-aba

  1. (transitive) to divide, to apportion, to distribute
  2. (transitive) to share

Inflection[edit]

Tone class H
Infinitive ukwaba
Imperative Imperative
+ object prefix
Singular yaba yabe
Plural yabani yabeni
Present Participial Subjunctive
1st singular ngiyaba, ngaba ngaba ngabe
2nd singular uyaba, waba waba wabe
1st plural siyaba, saba saba sabe
2nd plural niyaba, naba naba nabe
Class 1 uyaba, waba aba abe
Class 2 bayaba, baba baba babe
Class 3 uyaba, waba waba wabe
Class 4 iyaba, aba aba abe
Class 5 liyaba, laba laba labe
Class 6 ayaba, aba aba abe
Class 7 siyaba, saba saba sabe
Class 8 ziyaba, zaba zaba zabe
Class 9 iyaba, aba aba abe
Class 10 ziyaba, zaba zaba zabe
Class 11 luyaba, laba laba lwabe
Class 14 buyaba, baba baba babe
Class 15 kuyaba, kwaba kwaba kwabe
Class 17 kuyaba, kwaba kwaba kwabe
Recent past Recent past
continuous
1st singular ngabile, ngabē bengaba
2nd singular wabile, wabē ubaba
1st plural sabile, sabē sibaba
2nd plural nabile, nabē nibaba
Class 1 wabile, wabē ubaba
Class 2 babile, babē bebaba
Class 3 wabile, wabē bewaba
Class 4 abile, abē beyaba
Class 5 labile, labē belaba
Class 6 abile, abē ababa
Class 7 sabile, sabē besaba
Class 8 zabile, zabē bezaba
Class 9 abile, abē beyaba
Class 10 zabile, zabē bezaba
Class 11 lwabile, lwabē belwaba
Class 14 babile, babē bebaba
Class 15 kwabile, kwabē bekwaba
Class 17 kwabile, kwabē bekwaba
Remote past Remote past
continuous
1st singular ngāba ngangaba
2nd singular wāba wawaba
1st plural sāba sasaba
2nd plural nāba nanaba
Class 1 wāba wayaba
Class 2 bāba bababa
Class 3 wāba wawaba
Class 4 yāba yayaba
Class 5 lāba lalaba
Class 6 āba ayaba
Class 7 sāba sasaba
Class 8 zāba zazaba
Class 9 yāba yayaba
Class 10 zāba zazaba
Class 11 lwāba lwalwaba
Class 14 bāba bababa
Class 15 kwāba kwakwaba
Class 17 kwāba kwakwaba
Future
1st singular ngizokwaba
2nd singular uzokwaba
1st plural sizokwaba
2nd plural nizokwaba
Class 1 uzokwaba
Class 2 bazokwaba
Class 3 uzokwaba
Class 4 izokwaba
Class 5 lizokwaba
Class 6 azokwaba
Class 7 sizokwaba
Class 8 zizokwaba
Class 9 izokwaba
Class 10 zizokwaba
Class 11 luzokwaba
Class 14 buzokwaba
Class 15 kuzokwaba
Class 17 kuzokwaba

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