afa

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See also: áfa, afã, and 'afa

Afar[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably related to áf (mouth). Cognates include Somali afáaf and Saho afá.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌˈfʌ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fa

Adverb[edit]

afá

  1. outside

Noun[edit]

afá f (plural afoofí f or afoofá f)

  1. doorway
  2. opening
  3. forefront
Declension[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • The plural afoofí is used in the southern dialects, whereas afoofá is used in the northern dialects.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌfʌ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fa

Noun[edit]

áfa

  1. predicative of áf

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985) An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN, page 33
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2004) Parlons Afar: Langue et Culture, L'Hammartan, →ISBN, page 37

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

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tobelo [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈafa/
  • Hyphenation: afa

Noun[edit]

afa (first-person possessive afaku, second-person possessive afamu, third-person possessive afanya)

  1. (dialect) rice bran mixed with rice.

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.fa/
  • (file)
  • 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

References[edit]


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, from Middle High German affe, from Old High German affo, from Proto-Germanic *apô.

Noun[edit]

afa f

  1. ape, monkey
  2. (colloquial) silly face
  3. (vulgar) cunt, pussy, snatch (female genitalia)

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from Arabic آفَة(ʾāfa, lesion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

afa (ma class, plural maafa)

  1. injury, damage
  2. misfortune, calamity

References[edit]