awa

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See also: áwa and āwa

Angolar[edit]

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Philippe Maurer, L'angolar: un créole afro-portugais parlé à São Tomé (1995, →ISBN: "awa [HH] eau (ptg. agua). awa boka bave. awa ngairu ruisseau, fleuve. awa ȏngȇ n'na ome sperme. awa rago ~ rogo eau de noix de coco. awa wȇ larme."

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧wa

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. a wild sea dwelling milkfish (Chanos chanos); as opposed to milkfish raised in aquaculture (see usage notes)
  2. the Hawaiian ladyfish (Elops hawaiensis)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Awa, alternatively named inahan sa bangus, mainly refers to the wild milkfish while bangus refer mostly to the cultivated milkfish.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for tan-awa

Interjection[edit]

awa

  1. look!

Chickasaw[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

awa

  1. and (used only in numerical expressions such as awa chaffa)

Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hour.

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. hour

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

awa

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐍅𐌰

Guajajára[edit]

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. man

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “awa” in Carl Harrison, Carole Harrison, Dicionário Guajajára-Português, Associação Internacional de Linguística SIL - Brasil, 2013.

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hour.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔá.wàː/
  • Hyphenation: a‧wa

Noun[edit]

awā̀ f (plural awōyī, possessed form awàr̃)

  1. hour
    Synonym: sa'a

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. port

Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

áwà

  1. compassion, mercy, pity

Jamamadí[edit]

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. (Banawá) wood

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

awa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あわ

Media Lengua[edit]

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction (1995, →ISBN

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English our.

Adjective[edit]

awa

  1. our

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese água and Spanish agua and Kabuverdianu águ.

The Portuguese word comes from Latin aqua.

The Latin word comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂.

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction (1995, →ISBN

Pohnpeian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hour, from Middle English houre, oure, from Anglo-Norman houre, from Old French houre, (h)ore, from Latin hōra (hour), from Ancient Greek ὥρα (hṓra), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁- (year, season).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

awa

  1. hour

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /əˈwɑː/

Adverb[edit]

awa (not comparable)

  1. away

Adjective[edit]

awa (comparative mair awa, superlative maist awa)

  1. absent, gone, distant

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अव (ava, favor).

Noun[edit]

awà

  1. compassion, mercy, pity