afa

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: áfa, afã, and 'afa

Ewe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

Noun[edit]

afa

  1. divination (clarification of this definition is being sought)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

afa f (plural afe)

  1. sultriness, sultry weather, muggy weather.

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the uncommon 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.

Case Singular Plural
nominative afa afae
genitive afae afārum
dative afae afīs
accusative afam afās
ablative afā afīs
vocative afa afae

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “afa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also 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]


Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic (presumably from آفَة (ʾāfa, lesion)).

Noun[edit]

afa (ma class, plural maafa)

  1. injury, damage
  2. misfortune, calamity

References[edit]