dawa

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See also: da'wa and Dawa

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swahili dawa (medicine).

Noun[edit]

dawa (plural dawas)

  1. (East Africa) A medicine, particularly a native one or one used by witch doctors.
  2. (Kenya) A cocktail made with vodka, honey, and lime juice.

Anagrams[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /ˈdawaʔ/

Conjunction[edit]

dawà

  1. even if; even so; even though; although
    Synonym: maski

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /ˈdawa/, [ˈd̪a.wʌ]

Noun[edit]

dawa

  1. millet
    Synonym: kabog

Hausa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dáː.wàː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [dáː.wàː]

Noun[edit]

dāwā̀ f (plural dāwōyī, possessed form dāwàr̃)

  1. sorghum

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dá.wà/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [də́.wə̀]

Noun[edit]

dawà m (possessed form dawàn)

  1. the bush, the forest
Derived terms[edit]

Iraqw[edit]

Noun[edit]

dawa m (plural dabee f)

  1. hand, arm
  2. instrument, custom, measures

References[edit]

  • Mous, Maarten; Qorro, Martha; Kießling, Roland (2002) Iraqw-English Dictionary (Kuschitische Sprachstudien), volume 18, Köln, Germany: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, →ISBN, page 19

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Javanese dawa.

Adjective[edit]

dawa

  1. Romanization of ꦢꦮ (long)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dawa

  1. third-person singular present of dawaś

Old Javanese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dawa

  1. long

Puyuma[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *zawa. Compare Hiligaynon dawa, Cebuano dawa, Tagalog dawa, Waray-Waray dawa, and Tausug dawa.

Noun[edit]

dawa

  1. foxtail millet grain

Sakizaya[edit]

Noun[edit]

dawa

  1. cloth

Sundanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

dawa

  1. lawsuit; a dispute carried before a court or authority.

References[edit]

  • “Dawa” in Jonathan Rigg, A Dictionary of the Sunda language (1862), page 103.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دَوَاء(dawāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

dawa (n class, plural dawa) or dawa (ma class, plural madawa)

  1. medicine

Usage notes[edit]

In its strictest sense, this word means "medicine", but is used generally for anything that improves or protects the condition of another thing; for example dawa ya viatu (dawa of the shoes) means "shoe polish".

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Baldi, Sergio (2020-11-30) Dictionary of Arabic Loanwords in the Languages of Central and East Africa (Handbuch der Orientalistik; Erste Abteilung: Der Nahe und der Mittlere Osten; 145), Leiden • Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 109 Nr. 969

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *zawa. Compare Hiligaynon dawa, Cebuano dawa, Puyuma dawa, Waray-Waray dawa, and Tausug dawa. Theorized also to be from Sanskrit यव (yava, barley; grain; cereal).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /ˈdawaʔ/, [ˈda.wɐʔ]

Noun[edit]

dawà

  1. millet (Panicum miliaceum)

Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /daˈwaʔ/, [dɐˈwaʔ]

Noun[edit]

dawâ

  1. (obsolete) the act of getting something from a cave

Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *zawa.

Noun[edit]

dawa

  1. millet

Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

dawa

  1. Soft mutation of tawa.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tawa dawa nhawa thawa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Western Apache[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

dawa

  1. everything

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hausa dāwā̀.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dáwà

  1. sorghum
    Synonyms: jéró, ọkà bàbà