aia

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See also: Aia, AIA, aîa, ăia, and -aia

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

aia (plural aias)

  1. Alternative spelling of ayah

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese aia. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

aia (plural aias)

  1. ayah, mammy

Eastern Cham[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Chamic *ʔiar, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *wair, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aia

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-lemma form.

Noun[edit]

aia

  1. genitive singular of aed

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeia.

Interjection[edit]

aia

  1. ow, ouch
Synonyms[edit]

Hawaiian[edit]

Particle[edit]

aia

  1. Used at the beginning of a sentence that describes the location (in space or time) of the subject.
    Aia ka ʻohana ma ke kaʻa.
    The family is in the car.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ja/
  • Rhymes: -aja
  • Hyphenation: à‧ia

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Latin ārea. Doublet of Italian area (area).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aia f (plural aie)

  1. farmyard (the square courtyard in the middle of a casa colonica)
  2. threshing floor
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Etymology 2[edit]

Feminine of Italian aio, presumed to be from the unattested Gothic *𐌷𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰 (*hagja), or from Latin avia. Compare Sicilian aju, Spanish ayo.

Noun[edit]

aia f (plural aie)

  1. (literary) tutor, especially one hired by a wealthy family

Minangkabau[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *air, Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

aia

  1. water

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ajɐ
  • Hyphenation: ai‧a

Noun[edit]

aia f (plural aias)

  1. lady-in-waiting
  2. tutor, teacher
  3. chambermaid

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a, from Latin illa, feminine of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ja/
  • Rhymes: -aja
  • Hyphenation: a‧ia

Determiner[edit]

aia

  1. nominative/accusative feminine singular of ăla
    Synonym: acea

Pronoun[edit]

aia

  1. nominative/accusative feminine singular of ăla

Western Cham[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Chamic *ʔiar, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *air, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *wair, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

aia

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Yurumanguí[edit]

Noun[edit]

aia

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Prehistoria: Lenguas y dialectos indigenas de Colombia (Luis Duque Gómez, Sergio Elías Ortiz, 1965), citing Romero's wordlist; also present in Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 261