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 0743223136:
      “The date is May 7, 1901, just before dawn. (COCK CROW offstage.) Aya, just about.”
    • 2001, David McCullough, John Adams, Simon & Schuster (2001), ISBN 0573613494:
      “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.”

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. Romaji 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)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aya f ‎(plural ayas)

  1. maid, housemaid

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Turkic aya, from Proto-Turkic *hāya, *āja(palm (of hand)).

Noun[edit]

aya ‎(definite accusative ayayı, plural ayalar)

  1. palm (of hand)

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]

  • jumu(man)

References[edit]

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