coa

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See also: 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.

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.