aya

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See also: Aya, ayá, áya, āya, ayą́, aþa, and Ay'a

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya (plural ayas)

  1. Alternative form of ayah

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aya (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialect, New England) Yes; yea; aye.
    • 1938, Thornton Wilder, Our Town: A Play in Three Acts, Coward-McCann and Samuel French (1965), →ISBN:
      “The date is May 7, 1901, just before dawn. (COCK CROW offstage.) Aya, just about.”
    • 2001, David McCullough, John Adams, Simon & Schuster (2001), →ISBN:
      “And for all her reading, her remarkable knowledge of English poetry and literature, she was never to lose certain countrified Yankee patterns of speech, saying 'Canady' for Canada, as an example, using 'set' for sit, or the old New England 'aya,' for yes.”

Anagrams[edit]


Biak[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aya

  1. first person singular pronoun, I

Chickasaw[edit]

Verb[edit]

aya

  1. to defecate

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. wind

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あや

Jumaytepeque[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. woman, female

References[edit]

  • Chris Rogers, The Use and Development of the Xinkan Languages

Kurudu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aya

  1. first person singular pronoun, I

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. father (male parent)

Synonyms[edit]


Maybrat[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. water

References[edit]

  • A Grammar of Maybrat: A Language of the Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia (2007)



Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish allá and Kabuverdianu alá.

Adverb[edit]

aya

  1. there



Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. soul

Declension[edit]

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya f (plural ayas)

  1. feminine equivalent of ayo

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *hāya, *āja (palm (of hand)). Cognate with Old Turkic [Term?].

Noun[edit]

aya (definite accusative ayayı, plural ayalar)

  1. palm (of hand)
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative aya
Definite accusative ayayı
Singular Plural
Nominative aya ayalar
Definite accusative ayayı ayaları
Dative ayaya ayalara
Locative ayada ayalarda
Ablative ayadan ayalardan
Genitive ayanın ayaların

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. accusative singular of ay

Yupiltepeque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Jumaytepeque aya, Jutiapa aiya, Chiquimulilla aʔyāj, Sinacantán ayala.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. woman

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vocabularios de la lengua xinca de Sinacantan (1868, D. Juan Gavarrete)
  • Chris Rogers, The Use and Development of the Xinkan Languages