alfa

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See also: Alfa and alfą

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa

  1. (international standards) Alternative letter-case form of Alfa from the NATO/ICAO Phonetic Alphabet.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Fula alfaa. Compare Yoruba àlùfáà.

Noun[edit]

alfa (plural alfas)

  1. (Islam) A West African cleric or religious teacher.

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfes)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfes)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Further reading[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa n

  1. alpha

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑl.faː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfa's, diminutive alfaatje n)

  1. The letter alpha (first letter of the Greek alphabet).
  2. Historically used in educational contexts to denote a humanistic orientation.
    Antonym: bèta
  3. Someone who is educated in the humanities or otherwise prefers such subjects.
    Antonym: bèta
  4. (ethology) A dominant animal.

Derived terms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Greek letter
Αα Previous: n/a
Next: beeta
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlf(ː)ɑ/, [ˈɑlf(ː)ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlfɑ
  • Syllabification: al‧fa

Noun[edit]

alfa

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α
  2. alpha (person, especially a male, who is dominant, successful and attractive)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of alfa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative alfa alfat
genitive alfan alfojen
partitive alfaa alfoja
illative alfaan alfoihin
singular plural
nominative alfa alfat
accusative nom. alfa alfat
gen. alfan
genitive alfan alfojen
alfainrare
partitive alfaa alfoja
inessive alfassa alfoissa
elative alfasta alfoista
illative alfaan alfoihin
adessive alfalla alfoilla
ablative alfalta alfoilta
allative alfalle alfoille
essive alfana alfoina
translative alfaksi alfoiksi
instructive alfoin
abessive alfatta alfoitta
comitative alfoineen
Possessive forms of alfa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person alfani alfamme
2nd person alfasi alfanne
3rd person alfansa

Compounds[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. esparto

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlfɒ]
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa
  • Rhymes: -fɒ

Noun[edit]

alfa (plural alfák)

  1. alpha

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative alfa alfák
accusative alfát alfákat
dative alfának alfáknak
instrumental alfával alfákkal
causal-final alfáért alfákért
translative alfává alfákká
terminative alfáig alfákig
essive-formal alfaként alfákként
essive-modal
inessive alfában alfákban
superessive alfán alfákon
adessive alfánál alfáknál
illative alfába alfákba
sublative alfára alfákra
allative alfához alfákhoz
elative alfából alfákból
delative alfáról alfákról
ablative alfától alfáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
alfáé alfáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
alfáéi alfákéi
Possessive forms of alfa
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. alfám alfáim
2nd person sing. alfád alfáid
3rd person sing. alfája alfái
1st person plural alfánk alfáink
2nd person plural alfátok alfáitok
3rd person plural alfájuk alfáik

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words

Further reading[edit]

  • alfa in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • alfa in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2022)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa n (genitive singular alfa, no plural)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa m (genitive singular alfa)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā).

Noun[edit]

alfa m (genitive singular alfa)

  1. esparto, halfa

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "alfa" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “alfa” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “alfa” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈal.fa/
  • Rhymes: -alfa
  • Hyphenation: àl‧fa

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa m or f (invariable)

  1. alpha, specifically:
    1. The name of the Greek-script letter Α/α
    2. The name of the Latin-script letter .; Latin alpha
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā).

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfe)

Italian Wikispecies has information on:

Wikispecies it

  1. a grass, Stipa tenacissima; esparto, halfa

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Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha) (sense 1), and Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā) (sense 2)

Noun[edit]

alfa m (definite singular alfaen, indefinite plural alfaer, definite plural alfaene)

  1. alpha, first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha) (sense 1), and Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā) (sense 2)

Noun[edit]

alfa m (definite singular alfaen, indefinite plural alfaer or alfaar, definite plural alfaene or alfaane)

  1. alpha, first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa

  1. accusative/genitive plural of alfr

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), from Phoenician 𐤀(ʾ /ʾālep/).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa f

  1. alpha (Greek letter Α, α)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • alfa in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • alfa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin alpha, from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin. Doublet of alef.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -alfɐ, (Brazil) -awfɐ
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha (name of the Greek letter Α, α)
  2. (poetic) the beginning; the origin of something
    Synonyms: princípio, origem, começo
    Antonyms: ómega, ômega

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha)

Noun[edit]

alfa m (uncountable)

  1. alpha

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /âlfa/
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

Noun[edit]

ȁlfa f (Cyrillic spelling а̏лфа)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun[edit]

alfa n

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Anagrams[edit]