baa

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See also: BAA, baaʼ, bää, and bąą

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare German bäh, mäh; an imitative word.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): [bɑː]
  • (US) IPA(key): [bæ], [bɑ]
  • IPA(key): [bæ̰ː], [bæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀ]
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː,
  • Homophones: bah, bar (in some pronunciations)
Audio of a bleating sheep, the animal sound that "baa" is based on.

Noun[edit]

baa (plural baas)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
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Translations[edit]

Interjection[edit]

baa

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry of a sheep.
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Verb[edit]

baa (third-person singular simple present baas, present participle baaing, simple past and past participle baaed)

  1. To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.
    • a. 1587, Philippe Sidnei [i.e., Philip Sidney], “(please specify the page number)”, in Fulke Greville, Matthew Gwinne, and John Florio, editors, The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia [The New Arcadia], London: [] [John Windet] for William Ponsonbie, published 1590, OCLC 801077108; republished in Albert Feuillerat, editor, The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia (Cambridge English Classics: The Complete Works of Sir Philip Sidney; I), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: University Press, 1912, OCLC 318419127:
      He treble baas for help, but none can get.
    • 1902, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Bush Studies (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 44:
      The lamb bunted several irresponsive objects - never its dam's udder - baaing listlessly.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic بَاء(bāʾ).

Noun[edit]

baa (plural baas)

  1. The letter ب‎ in the Arabic script.

Anagrams[edit]


Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaː/
  • Hyphenation: baa

Noun[edit]

báa m 

  1. Apocopic form of babba

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 143

Dagbani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa (plural bahi)

  1. dog

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Gamilaraay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa

  1. hip

References[edit]

  • Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Yuwaalayaay Dictionary 2003

Libon Bikol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq, from Proto-Austronesian *baSaq.

Noun[edit]

bahâ

  1. flood

Mansaka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq.

Verb[edit]

baa

  1. to flood

Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa f

  1. genitive singular of booa

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
baa vaa maa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Moore[edit]

Adverb[edit]

baa

  1. even

Navajo[edit]

Postposition[edit]

baa

  1. about him/her/it/them
  2. to him/her/it/them
  3. into him/her/it/them
    baa níʼą́I gave it to him

Usage notes[edit]

In pronunciation, the postposition baa is assimilated by an initial yi- of a following verb to make beei-: baa yishdloh = /beeishdloh/ (I am laughing at him). This does not affect the spelling, however.

Inflection[edit]


Shoshone[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa

  1. (Eastern Shoshone) water

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Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa (ma class, plural mabaa)

  1. evil, plague
  2. danger, misfortune

Etymology 2[edit]

From English bar.

Noun[edit]

baa (n class, plural baa)

  1. a bar (social pub for alcoholic drinks)

Wolio[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

baa

  1. head

References[edit]

  • Anceaux, Johannes C. (1987) Wolio Dictionary (Wolio-English-Indonesian) / Kamus Bahasa Wolio (Wolio-Inggeris-Indonesia), Dordrecht: Foris