ba

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French baer (to open the mouth); compare French bayer.

Verb[edit]

ba (third-person singular simple present bas, present participle baing, simple past and past participle baed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To kiss.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
      Com neer, my spouse, lat me ba thy cheke!

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Egyptian bꜣ,

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Noun[edit]

ba (plural bas)

  1. In ancient Egyptian mythology, a being's soul or personality, represented as a bird-headed figure, which survives after death but must be sustained with offerings of food.
    • 1983, Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings:
      But the Ba, I remembered, could be seen as the mistress of your heart and might or might not decide to speak to you, just as the heart cannot always forgive.

Etymology 3[edit]

The sound is very commonly made by infants, and is interpreted by parents as a reference to themselves.

Noun[edit]

ba (plural bas) (not generally used in the plural)

  1. (colloquial, and in direct address) father, baba

Etymology 4[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A medieval football game played in parts of Scotland around Christmas and New Year.
    • 2011, Alistair Moffat, The Borders
      The townsmen played ba often and clearly knew what they were doing.

Anagrams[edit]


Akan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. (Fante) come

References[edit]

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

Bakung[edit]

ba

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)
  2. water (mineral water)

Borôro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. egg

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Particle[edit]

ba

  1. final interrogative particle

Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈba/
  • Rhymes: -a

Etymology[edit]

Short for baba.

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. to piggyback; to carry someone on the back

Chichewa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

-ba (infinitive kuba)

  1. steal

Derived terms[edit]


Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German , from Old High German wār, hwār, from Proto-Germanic *hwar (where). Cognate with German wo, Dutch waar, English where, Icelandic hvar.

Pronoun[edit]

ba (Sette Comuni)

  1. (Sette Comuni, relative) that; which; who
    dar faff ba de pridighetthe priest who preaches

Adverb[edit]

ba (dative bànnont)

  1. (Sette Comuni, interrogative) where
    Ba pisto gabéest in gantzen tag?
    Where have you been all day?

Adjective[edit]

ba (not comparable)

  1. (Sette Comuni) how (modifier used to express suprise, delight, etc.)
    Ba khalt!How cold!

References[edit]

  • “ba” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Duun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic?

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. goat

Further reading[edit]


Eastern Penan[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. water

References[edit]


Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ba

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ba

  1. give

Synonyms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba f pl

  1. plural of
    Tá na ba sa mhá.The cows are in the field.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish ba.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (affirmative): b’ (used before a vowel sound except for the pronouns é, í, iad, ea)
  • (relative): ab (used before a vowel sound)
  • badh (archaic)
  • budh (superseded)
  • dob, dob' (dialectal equivalent of b’)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

ba (triggers lenition)

  1. past and conditional affirmative of is
    Ba é Dónall an múinteoir.Dónall was the teacher.
    Ba mhaith liom cupán tae.I would like a cup of tea.
  2. past and conditional direct relative of is (used to introduce the comparative/superlative form of adjectives)
    fear ba shine ná m'athaira man (who was) older than my father
Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ba bha mba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ó Searcaigh, Séamus (1925), Foghraidheacht Ghaedhilge an Tuaiscirt, Belfast: Brún agus Ó Nualláin [Browne and Nolan], § 2.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ba

  1. bah!
  2. oh well!

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ba

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kriol[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ba

  1. Alternative form of blanga

Kurdish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian [Term?] (compare Avestan 𐬬𐬁𐬙𐬋(vātō), Pashto and Persian باد(bâd)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian [Term?] (compare Sanskrit वात (vā́ta)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (blowing), present participle of *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

Noun[edit]

ba m

  1. weather
  2. wind

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ba (Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄚ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of ,
  3. Pinyin transcription of 𣬶
  4. Pinyin transcription of 𣬷

ba

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. simple past of be

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (2nd sg. pres. subj.): be

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. inflection of is:
    1. first-person and second-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. third-person singular preterite and imperfect indicative nonrelative and relative

Phuthi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ba, from Proto-Bantu *-báa.

Verb[edit]

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

Inflection[edit]

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ba, from Proto-Bantu *-báa.

Verb[edit]

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Swedish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ba (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Apocopic form of bara, corresponds to ”was (just) like” or ”just”.
    Ja ba: ”Vafan är det!” o han ba: ”Ingen aning!”.
    I was (just) like: ”Wtf is that!” and he was (just) like ”No idea!”.
    Asså allt ba spåra' direkt.
    Y'know everything just went crazy the second it started.

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

ba

  1. marks a sentence as interrogative

Tiruray[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba

  1. (anatomy) mouth

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“father”; SV: bả).

Noun[edit]

ba (, )

  1. (chiefly Southern Vietnam) father
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Vietnamese cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : ba

From Proto-Vietic *paː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *piʔ; cognate with Muong pa, Khmer បី (bəy), Halang pe, Pacoh pe, Mon ပိ (pi).

Numeral[edit]

ba (, 𠀧)

  1. (cardinal) three

Adjective[edit]

ba (, 𠀧)

  1. (Southern Vietnam, ordinal, of a sibling) secondborn
    anh/chị basecond eldest brother/sister
    bác basecond eldest brother/sister of one's parent
    chú basecondborn younger brother of one's father
Derived terms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ba

  1. (colloquial) some, an indefinite quantity greater than one
    Ba cái đó chả đáng quan tâm.
    There's no need to be concerned about those.

Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ba

  1. perhaps

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ba, from Proto-Bantu *-báa.

Verb[edit]

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Yapese[edit]

Verb[edit]

ba

  1. (auxiliary) to be (doing something); forms the present tense

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ba, from Proto-Bantu *-báa.

Verb[edit]

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukuba
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukuba ukungabi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yiba -be
Plural yibani -beni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyaba, ngiba engibayo, engiba ngiba angibi engingabi ngingabi
2nd singular uyaba, uba obayo, oba uba awubi ongabi ungabi
1st plural siyaba, siba esibayo, esiba siba asibi esingabi singabi
2nd plural niyaba, niba enibayo, eniba niba anibi eningabi ningabi
Class 1 uyaba, uba obayo, oba eba akabi ongabi engabi
Class 2 bayaba, baba ababayo, ababa beba ababi abangabi bengabi
Class 3 uyaba, uba obayo, oba uba awubi ongabi ungabi
Class 4 iyaba, iba ebayo, eba iba ayibi engabi ingabi
Class 5 liyaba, liba elibayo, eliba liba alibi elingabi lingabi
Class 6 ayaba, aba abayo, aba eba awabi angabi engabi
Class 7 siyaba, siba esibayo, esiba siba asibi esingabi singabi
Class 8 ziyaba, ziba ezibayo, eziba ziba azibi ezingabi zingabi
Class 9 iyaba, iba ebayo, eba iba ayibi engabi ingabi
Class 10 ziyaba, ziba ezibayo, eziba ziba azibi ezingabi zingabi
Class 11 luyaba, luba olubayo, oluba luba alubi olungabi lungabi
Class 14 buyaba, buba obubayo, obuba buba abubi obungabi bungabi
Class 15 kuyaba, kuba okubayo, okuba kuba akubi okungabi kungabi
Class 17 kuyaba, kuba okubayo, okuba kuba akubi okungabi kungabi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngibile, ngibē engibile, engibē ngibile, ngibē angibanga engingabanga ngingabanga
2nd singular ubile, ubē obile, obē ubile, ubē awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
1st plural sibile, sibē esibile, esibē sibile, sibē asibanga esingabanga singabanga
2nd plural nibile, nibē enibile, enibē nibile, nibē anibanga eningabanga ningabanga
Class 1 ubile, ubē obile, obē ebile, ebē akabanga ongabanga engabanga
Class 2 babile, babē ababile, ababē bebile, bebē ababanga abangabanga bengabanga
Class 3 ubile, ubē obile, obē ubile, ubē awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
Class 4 ibile, ibē ebile, ebē ibile, ibē ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 5 libile, libē elibile, elibē libile, libē alibanga elingabanga lingabanga
Class 6 abile, abē abile, abē ebile, ebē awabanga angabanga engabanga
Class 7 sibile, sibē esibile, esibē sibile, sibē asibanga esingabanga singabanga
Class 8 zibile, zibē ezibile, ezibē zibile, zibē azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 9 ibile, ibē ebile, ebē ibile, ibē ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 10 zibile, zibē ezibile, ezibē zibile, zibē azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 11 lubile, lubē olubile, olubē lubile, lubē alubanga olungabanga lungabanga
Class 14 bubile, bubē obubile, obubē bubile, bubē abubanga obungabanga bungabanga
Class 15 kubile, kubē okubile, okubē kubile, kubē akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Class 17 kubile, kubē okubile, okubē kubile, kubē akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngāba engāba ngāba angibanga engingabanga ngingabanga
2nd singular wāba owāba wāba awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
1st plural sāba esāba sāba asibanga esingabanga singabanga
2nd plural nāba enāba nāba anibanga eningabanga ningabanga
Class 1 wāba owāba āba akabanga ongabanga engabanga
Class 2 bāba abāba bāba ababanga abangabanga bengabanga
Class 3 wāba owāba wāba awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
Class 4 yāba eyāba yāba ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 5 lāba elāba lāba alibanga elingabanga lingabanga
Class 6 āba āba āba awabanga angabanga engabanga
Class 7 sāba esāba sāba asibanga esingabanga singabanga
Class 8 zāba ezāba zāba azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 9 yāba eyāba yāba ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 10 zāba ezāba zāba azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 11 lwāba olwāba lwāba alubanga olungabanga lungabanga
Class 14 bāba obāba bāba abubanga obungabanga bungabanga
Class 15 kwāba okwāba kwāba akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Class 17 kwāba okwāba kwāba akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingaba ngingaba ngingebe ngingebe
2nd singular ungaba ungaba ungebe ungebe
1st plural singaba singaba singebe singebe
2nd plural ningaba ningaba ningebe ningebe
Class 1 angaba engaba angebe engebe
Class 2 bangaba bengaba bangebe bengebe
Class 3 ungaba ungaba ungebe ungebe
Class 4 ingaba ingaba ingebe ingebe
Class 5 lingaba lingaba lingebe lingebe
Class 6 angaba engaba angebe engebe
Class 7 singaba singaba singebe singebe
Class 8 zingaba zingaba zingebe zingebe
Class 9 ingaba ingaba ingebe ingebe
Class 10 zingaba zingaba zingebe zingebe
Class 11 lungaba lungaba lungebe lungebe
Class 14 bungaba bungaba bungebe bungebe
Class 15 kungaba kungaba kungebe kungebe
Class 17 kungaba kungaba kungebe kungebe
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokuba engizokuba ngizokuba angizukuba ngingezukuba
2nd singular uzokuba ozokuba uzokuba awuzukuba ungezukuba
1st plural sizokuba esizokuba sizokuba asizukuba singezukuba
2nd plural nizokuba enizokuba nizokuba anizukuba ningezukuba
Class 1 uzokuba ozokuba ezokuba akazukuba engezukuba
Class 2 bazokuba abazokuba bezokuba abazukuba bengezukuba
Class 3 uzokuba ozokuba uzokuba awuzukuba ungezukuba
Class 4 izokuba ezokuba izokuba ayizukuba ingezukuba
Class 5 lizokuba elizokuba lizokuba alizukuba lingezukuba
Class 6 azokuba azokuba ezokuba awazukuba engezukuba
Class 7 sizokuba esizokuba sizokuba asizukuba singezukuba
Class 8 zizokuba ezizokuba zizokuba azizukuba zingezukuba
Class 9 izokuba ezokuba izokuba ayizukuba ingezukuba
Class 10 zizokuba ezizokuba zizokuba azizukuba zingezukuba
Class 11 luzokuba oluzokuba luzokuba aluzukuba lungezukuba
Class 14 buzokuba obuzokuba buzokuba abuzukuba bungezukuba
Class 15 kuzokuba okuzokuba kuzokuba akuzukuba kungezukuba
Class 17 kuzokuba okuzokuba kuzokuba akuzukuba kungezukuba
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokuba engiyokuba ngiyokuba angiyukuba ngingeyukuba
2nd singular uyokuba oyokuba uyokuba awuyukuba ungeyukuba
1st plural siyokuba esiyokuba siyokuba asiyukuba singeyukuba
2nd plural niyokuba eniyokuba niyokuba aniyukuba ningeyukuba
Class 1 uyokuba oyokuba eyokuba akayukuba engeyukuba
Class 2 bayokuba abayokuba beyokuba abayukuba bengeyukuba
Class 3 uyokuba oyokuba uyokuba awuyukuba ungeyukuba
Class 4 iyokuba eyokuba iyokuba ayiyukuba ingeyukuba
Class 5 liyokuba eliyokuba liyokuba aliyukuba lingeyukuba
Class 6 ayokuba ayokuba eyokuba awayukuba engeyukuba
Class 7 siyokuba esiyokuba siyokuba asiyukuba singeyukuba
Class 8 ziyokuba eziyokuba ziyokuba aziyukuba zingeyukuba
Class 9 iyokuba eyokuba iyokuba ayiyukuba ingeyukuba
Class 10 ziyokuba eziyokuba ziyokuba aziyukuba zingeyukuba
Class 11 luyokuba oluyokuba luyokuba aluyukuba lungeyukuba
Class 14 buyokuba obuyokuba buyokuba abuyukuba bungeyukuba
Class 15 kuyokuba okuyokuba kuyokuba akuyukuba kungeyukuba
Class 17 kuyokuba okuyokuba kuyokuba akuyukuba kungeyukuba
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngibe ngingabi
2nd singular ube ungabi
1st plural sibe singabi
2nd plural nibe ningabi
Class 1 abe angabi
Class 2 babe bangabi
Class 3 ube ungabi
Class 4 ibe ingabi
Class 5 libe lingabi
Class 6 abe angabi
Class 7 sibe singabi
Class 8 zibe zingabi
Class 9 ibe ingabi
Class 10 zibe zingabi
Class 11 lube lungabi
Class 14 bube bungabi
Class 15 kube kungabi
Class 17 kube kungabi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngaba ngangaba, angaba, angangaba
2nd singular waba wangaba, awaba, awangaba
1st plural saba sangaba, asaba, asangaba
2nd plural naba nangaba, anaba, anangaba
Class 1 waba wangaba, akaba, akangaba
Class 2 baba bangaba, ababa, abangaba
Class 3 waba wangaba, awaba, awangaba
Class 4 yaba yangaba, ayaba, ayangaba
Class 5 laba langaba, alaba, alangaba
Class 6 aba angaba, awaba, awangaba
Class 7 saba sangaba, asaba, asangaba
Class 8 zaba zangaba, azaba, azangaba
Class 9 yaba yangaba, ayaba, ayangaba
Class 10 zaba zangaba, azaba, azangaba
Class 11 lwaba lwangaba, alwaba, alwangaba
Class 14 baba bangaba, ababa, abangaba
Class 15 kwaba kwangaba, akwaba, akwangaba
Class 17 kwaba kwangaba, akwaba, akwangaba

References[edit]