alfa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alpha, respelled to make the pronunciation clearer to those who do not speak English.

Noun[edit]

alfa (plural alfas)

  1. The letter A in the ICAO spelling alphabet

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Anagrams[edit]


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/
  • 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.
    Antonyms: bèta
  3. Someone who is educated in the humanities or otherwise prefers such subjects.
    Antonyms: bèta
  4. (ethology) A dominant animal.

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Finnish[edit]

Greek letter
Αα
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(index al)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

alfa

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

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

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. esparto

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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

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
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

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/, [ˈäl̺fä]
  • Stress: àlfa
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

alfa m, f (invariable)

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

From Arabic حَلْفَا (ḥalfā).

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfe)

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  1. (botany) Stipa tenacissima; esparto, halfa

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa f

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • alfa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

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

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