aya

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See also: Aya, 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]


Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Common Turkic *āja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

aya (definite accusative ayanı, plural ayalar)

  1. palm of the hand
    Synonyms: ovuc, kəfə

Declension[edit]

    Declension of aya
singular plural
nominative aya
ayalar
definite accusative ayanı
ayaları
dative ayaya
ayalara
locative ayada
ayalarda
ablative ayadan
ayalardan
definite genitive ayanın
ayaların
    Possessive forms of aya
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayam ayalarım
sənin (your) ayan ayaların
onun (his/her/its) ayası ayaları
bizim (our) ayamız ayalarımız
sizin (your) ayanız ayalarınız
onların (their) ayası or ayaları ayaları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayamı ayalarımı
sənin (your) ayanı ayalarını
onun (his/her/its) ayasını ayalarını
bizim (our) ayamızı ayalarımızı
sizin (your) ayanızı ayalarınızı
onların (their) ayasını or ayalarını ayalarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayama ayalarıma
sənin (your) ayana ayalarına
onun (his/her/its) ayasına ayalarına
bizim (our) ayamıza ayalarımıza
sizin (your) ayanıza ayalarınıza
onların (their) ayasına or ayalarına ayalarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayamda ayalarımda
sənin (your) ayanda ayalarında
onun (his/her/its) ayasında ayalarında
bizim (our) ayamızda ayalarımızda
sizin (your) ayanızda ayalarınızda
onların (their) ayasında or ayalarında ayalarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayamdan ayalarımdan
sənin (your) ayandan ayalarından
onun (his/her/its) ayasından ayalarından
bizim (our) ayamızdan ayalarımızdan
sizin (your) ayanızdan ayalarınızdan
onların (their) ayasından or ayalarından ayalarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) ayamın ayalarımın
sənin (your) ayanın ayalarının
onun (his/her/its) ayasının ayalarının
bizim (our) ayamızın ayalarımızın
sizin (your) ayanızın ayalarınızın
onların (their) ayasının or ayalarının ayalarının

Further reading[edit]

  • aya” in Obastan.com.

Biak[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aya

  1. first person singular pronoun, I

Chickasaw[edit]

Verb[edit]

aya (active/stative, in/transitive, irregular short verb)

  1. (intransitive) to go
  2. (transitive) to go (somewhere)
  3. (intransistive) to go to the bathroom, defecate
  4. (intransitive) to walk (in baseball)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Replaced by iyya with Class I subject prefixes (aya used with Class I subject suffix -li).
  • Replaced by ayya with Class III or N prefixes.

Inflection[edit]


Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aya

  1. not yet

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. wind

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic آيَة(ʾāya).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔáː.jàː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔáː.jàː]

Noun[edit]

āyā̀ f (plural āyōyī, possessed form āyàr̃)

  1. verse (usually of the Qur'an)
  2. punctuation mark
  3. pause

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

Laz[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aya

  1. Latin spelling of აჲა (aya)

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya (Jawi spelling ايا‎, plural aya-aya, informal 1st possessive ayaku, 2nd possessive ayamu, 3rd possessive ayanya)

  1. father (male parent)

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[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)

Nanai[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aya (aya)

  1. good

References[edit]

  • J.A. de la Fuente, Venjukov’s 1862/1868 Nanai Materials, 2011.

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish allá and Portuguese alá.

Adverb[edit]

aya

  1. there

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

aya

  1. soul, spirit, ghost
  2. corpse, deceased, dead person

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈaʝa/, [ˈa.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈaʃa/, [ˈa.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈaʒa/, [ˈa.ʒa]
  • Homophone: haya
  • Noun[edit]

    aya f (plural ayas)

    1. female equivalent of ayo

    Swahili[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Arabic آيَة(ʾāya).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya (n class, plural aya)

    1. paragraph, verse

    Tagalog[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • Hyphenation: a‧ya
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔaja/, [ˈʔajɐ]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. pleasantness of the weather, face, etc.
      Synonyms: aliwalas, kaaliwalasan
    Derived terms[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Borrowed from Spanish aya (governess).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • Hyphenation: a‧ya
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔaja/, [ˈʔajɐ]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. governess; caretaker of children
      Synonyms: yaya, ama, sisiwa

    Etymology 3[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • Hyphenation: a‧ya
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔajaʔ/, [ˈʔajɐʔ]

    Noun[edit]

    ayà

    1. Alternative form of yaya
    Derived terms[edit]

    Ternate[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Probably from Classical Malay ايق(ayak) (cf. ayak), the stem of مڠايق(mengayak, to sieve).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Verb[edit]

    aya

    1. (transitive) to sift

    Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of aya
    Singular Plural
    Inclusive Exclusive
    1st toaya foaya miaya
    2nd noaya niaya
    3rd Human oayam, moayaf iaya, yoaya
    Non-human iaya iaya, yoaya
    * m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

    References[edit]

    • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

    Turkish[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    From Ottoman Turkish آیا‎, from Proto-Turkic *hāya, *āja (palm (of hand)).

    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

    References[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. dative singular of ay

    Yale[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. father

    Yoruba[edit]

    Alternative forms[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    Cognate with Igala ọ́yà

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya or ayà

    1. wife[1]
      Synonyms: abilekọ, ìyàwó
      Antonym: ọkọ
    Derived terms[edit]
    • aláya (married man)
    • ayaba (queen, royal wife)

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    àyà

    1. chest
    2. (by extension) lungs, heart
      Synonyms: ọkàn, ẹ̀dọ̀
    3. (idiomatic) bravery, courage
      Synonyms: akin, ògbójú
    Derived terms[edit]

    Etymology 3[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    àyá

    1. (literally) same time in the past year
    2. (by extension) anniversary
      Synonyms: àyájọ́, ayẹyẹ

    Derived terms[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ Crowther, Samuel (1852) A Vocabulary of the Yoruba Language[1], London: Seeleys, page 55

    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

    Zazaki[edit]

    Pronoun[edit]

    aya

    1. she