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.

Noun[edit]

aya (definite accusative ayanı, plural ayalar)

  1. palm of the hand
    Synonyms: ovuc, kəfə

Declension[edit]

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

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 (Jawi spelling ايا‎, plural aya-aya, informal 1st possessive ayaku, impolite 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 (transliteration needed)

  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

    Turkish[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    From Ottoman Turkish آیا‎, 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

    References[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. dative singular of ay

    Yale[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. father

    Yoruba[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    aya

    1. wife[1]
      Synonym: abilekọ
      Antonym: ọkọ

    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