coa

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See also: COA, CoA, cóa, and co'a

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

coa f (plural coes)

  1. Alternative form of cua

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From contraction of preposition con (with) + feminine definite article a (the)

Contraction[edit]

coa f (masculine co, masculine plural cos, feminine plural coas)

  1. with the
    Non fales coa boca chea.Don't speak with your mouth full.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

coa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of coar
  2. second-person singular imperative of coar

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After a story perhaps pertaining to Clodia Metelli cited in Quintillian, perhaps as a distortion of a form of coeō, or after the luxurious silk from Cos, deriving from the cocoon of the Coan moth, or both.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coa f (genitive coae); first declension

  1. lustful woman, prostitute
    • 95 CE, Quintillian, Institutio Oratoria 8.6.52:
      ...in triclinio coam, in cubiculo nolam....
      ...Coan in the dining-room, noan in the bedroom...

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coa coae
Genitive coae coārum
Dative coae coīs
Accusative coam coās
Ablative coā coīs
Vocative coa coae

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

coa

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of coar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of coar

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction[edit]

coa

  1. (obsolete) Contraction of com a.

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cauda, from Proto-Italic *kaudā, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂udeh₂

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coa f (plural coas)

  1. (anatomy) tail
  2. tail (tail-end of an object)
  3. lap (upper legs of a sitting person)
    Sa mama si ponet in coa su fizu, ei su fizu si ponet coa de sa mama.
    The mother takes her son on her lap, and her son sits on his mother's lap.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

coa f (plural coas)

  1. primitive hoe, a sharp wooden rod formerly used by Native Americans to till the soil.
  2. (Chile, prison slang) low-class or criminal jargon.