buaya

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Betawi

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Malay buaya, from Proto-Malayic *buhaya, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya, from Proto-Austronesian *buqaya.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile

Synonyms

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Bikol Central

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Philippine *buqaya, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya, from Proto-Austronesian *buqaya.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: bu‧a‧ya
  • IPA(key): /buˈʔaja/, [buˈʔa.ja]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbuaja/, [ˈbua.ja] (relaxed pronunciation)

Noun

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buáya (Basahan spelling ᜊᜓᜀᜌ)

  1. crocodile; alligator

Adjective

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buáya (intensified buayahon)

  1. languid; lacking in spirit
    Garo buayahon daw siya
    S/He seems very languid, S/He seems to be lacking very well in spirit.

Brunei Malay

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayic *buhaya, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya, from Proto-Austronesian *buqaya (compare Malay buaya).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile (reptile)

Derived terms

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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From Malay buaya, from Proto-Malayic *buhaya, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya, from Proto-Austronesian *buqaya.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: bu‧a‧ya
  • IPA(key): /buˈʔaja/, [bʊˈʔa.jɐ]

Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile
  2. (by extension) alligator
  3. leather produced from crocodile skin
  4. (sports slang, especially basketball) ball hog

Adjective

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buaya

  1. characteristic of a ball hog

Derived terms

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Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:buaya.

Chavacano

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Hiligaynon buaya.

Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile

Ilocano

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbwaja/, [ˈbwɐ.ja]
  • Hyphenation: bua‧ya

Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile

Derived terms

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Indonesian

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Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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From Malay buaya, from Proto-Malayic *buhaya, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya, from Proto-Austronesian *buqaya.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [buˈaja]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: bu‧a‧ya

Noun

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buaya (first-person possessive buayaku, second-person possessive buayamu, third-person possessive buayanya)

  1. crocodile (reptile)
  2. (figurative, slang) bad guy, scoundrel
    Synonym: penjahat
  3. (figurative, slang) ellipsis of buaya darat (playboy, womanizer).

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Further reading

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Maguindanao

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbwaja/, [ˈbwa.ja]

Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile

Malay

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Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Etymology

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From Proto-Malayic *buhaya, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya, from Proto-Austronesian *buqaya.

The sense of "playboy" is from a clipping of buaya darat.

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Noun

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buaya (Jawi spelling بوايا, plural buaya-buaya, informal 1st possessive buayaku, 2nd possessive buayamu, 3rd possessive buayanya)

  1. A crocodile (reptile).
  2. (figurative, slang) A playboy, a man that has multiple partners.

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Descendants

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  • Indonesian: buaya
  • Min Nan: 末仔, 峇囝 (bôa-iá; bā-kiáⁿ)

Further reading

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  • buaya” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Blust, Robert; Trussel, Stephen; et al. (2023) “*buqaya”, in the CLDF dataset from The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary (2010–), →DOI

Tagalog

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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buaya (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜀᜌ)

  1. Obsolete form of buwaya (crocodile).

Tausug

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Etymology

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From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buqaya.

Noun

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buaya

  1. crocodile

Yoruba

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Etymology

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From Hausa bùwāyā̀.

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Verb

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bùáyà

  1. to be large, to be expensive, (in degree or quantity)
    Synonym: tóbi
    owóo rẹ̀ẹ́ bùáyàHe has a large amount of money

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