bia

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See also: B.I.A., bi-a, bi'a, and BIA

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bíad (compare Scottish Gaelic biadh).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bia m (genitive singular bia, nominative plural bianna)

  1. food
  2. inner part of shelled, rinded, food
  3. substance
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish ·bia

Verb[edit]

bia

  1. (obsolete) future analytic dependent of

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bia bhia mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "bia" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • biad” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Kunama[edit]

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Christopher Ehret, A Historical-comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (2001, ISBN 3896450980)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bia m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of bie

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

bia f

  1. definite singular of bie

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

bia

  1. first-person singular future absolute of at·tá

·bia

  1. third-person singular future conjunct of at·tá

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

·bia

  1. third-person singular future conjunct of benaid
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of benaid

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bia bia
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-. Germanic cognates include Old English bēo (English bee), Old Frisian (West Frisian bij), Dutch bij, Old High German bīa, bini (German Biene, dialectal Beie), Old Norse (Danish and Swedish bi). The Indo-European root is also the source of Lithuanian bìtė, Latvian bite, Proto-Slavic *bьčela (Old Church Slavonic бьчєла (bĭčela), Russian пчела (pčela)), Celtic *beko- (Old Irish bech, Irish beach).

Noun[edit]

bīa ?

  1. bee

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English beer.

Noun[edit]

bia f (plural bias)

  1. (US, Brazil, rare) beer

Synonyms[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) bler
  • (Sutsilvan) blear
  • (Puter) bger

Etymology[edit]

From Latin valde.

Adjective[edit]

bia m (feminine singular biara, masculine plural biars, feminine plural biaras)

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) much, a lot of

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English beer.

Noun[edit]

bia (n class, plural bia)

  1. commercial beer

See also[edit]

  • pembe (native beer)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English beer.

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. beer

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bière, from Middle Dutch bier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. beer

Derived terms[edit]


Yagaria[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a loanword from English beer.

Noun[edit]

bia

  1. (Hua dialect) beer

References[edit]

  • John Haiman, Hua, a Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea