afa

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See also: áfa, afã, and 'afa

Ewe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

afa

  1. divination (clarification of this definition is needed)

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

afa

  1. indefinite accusative singular of afi
  2. indefinite dative singular of afi
  3. indefinite genitive singular of afi
  4. indefinite accusative plural of afi
  5. indefinite genitive plural of afi

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.fa/, [ˈäːfä]
  • Rhymes: -afa
  • Hyphenation: à‧fa

Noun[edit]

afa f (plural afe)

  1. sultriness, sultry weather, muggy weather

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the uncommon Ancient Greek term ἁφή (haphḗ, fine dust sprinkled on the body during athletic contests).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

afa f (genitive afae); first declension

  1. dust
    • (Can we date this quote?), Passio sanctarum perpetuae et felicitatis, book ten, quoted in Thomas J. Heffernan's The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity:
      Et expoliata sum, et facta sum masculus, et coeperunt me favisores mei oleo defricare, quomodo solent in agone; et illum contra Egyptium video in afa voluntantem.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative afa afae
Genitive afae afārum
Dative afae afīs
Accusative afam afās
Ablative afā afīs
Vocative afa afae

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: āf‧a

Noun[edit]

afa f

  1. hatred
  2. enmity; the state of being enemies with another person

Synonyms[edit]


Silesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Affe.

Noun[edit]

afa f

  1. monkey, ape

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from Arabic آفَة(ʾāfa, lesion).

Noun[edit]

afa (ma class, plural maafa)

  1. injury, damage
  2. misfortune, calamity

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